By Andrew Favakeh

Sophomore Sports Media Major at Butler University. Lover of sports, especially basketball. Fan of gritty point guards who slap the floor on defense. Sports reporter for The Butler Collegian. NBA writing can be found at Liberty Ballers of SB Nation, ClutchPoints, and The Basketball Writers on special occasion. Follow me on Twitter @drewfav. Send emails to

Donovan Mitchell’s Sophomore Slump Ends Just in Time

A  decline in performance following a successful debut has plagued many sophomores from the 2017 draft class. Jayson Tatum, Lonzo Ball, Lauri Markkanen and Dennis Smith Jr. all experienced it to varying degrees. However, Donovan Mitchell’s essentially topped them all. Underdrafted (13th), he exploded onto the NBA scene, even snagging rookie-of-the-year votes from Ben Simmons.…

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