Donovan Mitchell Jr.: 6’1 215, 6’10 wingspan.
Stats as a Sophomore- 15.6 Points, 4.9 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists, 2.1 Steals and .5 Blocks. 41/35/81 shooting.
Jaden Ivey: 6’4 200, 6’10 wingspan.
Stats as a Sophomore- 16.5 Points, 5.3 Rebounds, 3.3 Assists, 1.4 Steals, .5 Blocks. 53/45/73 shooting.
Mitchell’s Louisville squad was a 10 seed who lost in the second round, while Ivey is currently on #3 Perdue, making it not a perfect comparison. But Ivey is a beast and a half.
As Always, let’s start with Highlights.
Let’s start with this, as any cave man could tell you “Ivey fasts!”
As Chip (a very nice person on Twitter DMs btw) points out he forces this right instead of left but it doesn’t even matter he just murders an entire defense.
The biggest thing right now is his shot creation.
And now his passing is really coming along.
The biggest thing that stands out is the idea that Ivey rides the line of both on and off guard. He really is Mitchell in that way. I am willing to release the hottest take I can.
At this time as 2021 Anno Domini turns into 2022 I believe that Jaden Edward Dhananjay Ivey will be better in the National Basketball Association than Donovan Mitchell. He’s taller, faster, and a more willing passer. He also wants to defend more than Donovan but I think that isn’t saying much.
Ivey is probably going to be the fastest player in the league, he’s a Ja Morant level athlete and while I think that (Current Ja) is probably a high level outcome his absolute ceiling is something I am wary to say. Jaden Ivey has D-Wade Upside.
All of this adds up for me having Ivey as the #1 guy on our big board.
Jordan Ennis lives in West Africa where he is a pastor at an international church, he also co-hosts the Assisted Development Podcast and writes for assisteddevelopmentpod.com. He can be found at Assisted Development Podcast on Facebook and @BaturePreacher on Twitter.