Donovan Mitchell's father says Mitchell liked Louisville with or without basketball

03/08/2017 07:35 PM

Donovan Mitchell has been the standout player for Louisville men’s basketball team this season, and as a sophomore was promoted to team captain by head coach Rick Pitino.

The New York native is now gearing up to play in front of friends and family at the Barclay’s Center in the ACC Tournament, which is in Brooklyn for the first time ever.

One man who will be watching Mitchell play is his father, Donovan Mitchell Sr.

Mitchell Sr. is a long-time employee of the New York Mets, the team’s Director of Player Relations and Community Engagement.

Sports Night had the opportunity to meet up with him at Citi Field in Queens.

Mitchell Sr. says he still has to pinch himself when he sees his son TV, and that he is very proud of what his son has accomplished on and off the basketball court. He also takes comfort in Donovan’s decision to play at Louisville.

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Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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