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Born Winner: Mitchell adds another championship to resume
Liberty County alumni has championship in high school, college, and pros
Davion Mitchell Sacramento Kings LCHS Alumni
Mitchell after winning the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League Championship on June 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on UNLV's campus

LAS VEGAS, NV – All he do is win, win, win, no matter what.

Liberty County alumni Davion Mitchell captured three more awards within three weeks of getting drafted No. 9 by the Sacramento Kings.

The point guard would help the Kings defeat the Boston Celtics 100-67 on June 17 in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League final with his stifling defense.

Mitchell dons the moniker, “Off Night” for a reason.

He held the Celtics’ 2020 first round pick Payton Pritchard to four points on 2-6 shooting with four turnovers.

On June 18, it was announced on that Mitchell won the Las Vegas Summer League Co-MVP with Cameron Thomas from the Brooklyn Nets along with earning first-team honors.

Mitchell posted averages of 10.8 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 rebounds, being a driving force of the Kings’ 5-0 record.

This comes four months after he won the NCAA National Championship with Baylor putting up 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists on the way to defeating Gonzaga convincingly, 86-70.

Davion Mitchell Baylor LCHS Alumni
Mitchell sits with the 2021 NCAA Championship trophy after Baylor defeated Gonzaga in April at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

During his time at Baylor, Mitchell would rack up awards: NCAA Champion, Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, 2x All-Big 12, 2x Big 12 All-Defensive Team, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, NCAA All-Tournament Team, and NCAA All-Region.

Even during his one season at Auburn, the Tigers won the SEC regular season championship with Mitchell as a reserve.

Everyone in the state knows about his Liberty County basketball teams he led with current Cleveland Browns safety Richard LeCounte III where the duo led the Panthers to their first ever basketball state title in 2016, beating Jonesboro for the GHSA 4A crown.

2016 Liberty County Basketball State Champions
Liberty County celebrates after winning GHSA 4A state championship at the Macon Coliseum in 2016.

Everywhere he goes, he wins.

The soon to be 23-year-old from Hinesville is in for a storied career once the NBA regular season tips off in October.

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