Mitchell steals the show again

Donovan Mitchell stole the show - again - on Saturday night at the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic. The University of Louisville signee won the dunk contest and was the MVP of the White team at Freedom Hall. The Purple team won the game 127-119 before 5,150 fans.

Donovan Mitchell asked if he had to leave.

"I know I have to go back to school and graduate; but I can't wait to get back here and get going," said the University of Louisville basketball signee.

Mitchell put on quite a show before leaving. He was named MVP of the White team and won the dunk contest at the 42nd annual Kentucky Derby Festival Classic at Freedom Hall. He finished with 21 points, six steals, four rebounds and two assists.

"I had so much fun," Mitchell said. "I just love it here, love the fans and love my future teammates. All I can say is that I had fun and I can't wait to get here."

Mitchell had two dunks that tallied 30 points - a perfect score - apiece to win the dunk contest at halftime. Among the judges were Peyton Siva and LaBradford Smith.

Deng Adel also had a solid outing with 20 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists, while Ray Spalding had six points and six rebounds. Ryan McMahon was just 1 of 8 from he field and had three points, two rebounds and two assists.

McMahon finished second in the three-point contest, losing to Notre Dame's Matt Ryan.

The four U of L recruits finished with 50 points, 21 rebounds, 12 steals and eight assists for the White team.


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