Davion Mitchell Bio: NBA Contract, Girlfriend, Net Worth & Family

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Davion Mitchell is the rising NBA star making waves for his exceptional defense skills. He serves as the Sacramento King’s point guard and has become a fan favorite.

Mitchell has his mantra, “Trust Your Work,” which he has embodied by putting in the necessary effort and having faith in his abilities.

That’s how he has paved his way to NBA, being selected as the ninth overall pick by the Kings in the 2021 NBA Draft.

The young athlete’s defensive abilities have earned him numerous accolades, including the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

NBA player Davion Mitchell
NBA player Davion Mitchell (Source: The Kings Herald)

But how did he become one of the best defensive players in the NBA? What were the challenges he faced along his journey to the top? Keep reading to find out.

As we delve deeper into his story, we will explore Davion Mitchell’s early life, net worth, salary, contracts, and more. But first, here are some quick facts about this rising star.

Quick Facts 

Name Davion Mitchell
Full Name Davion De’Monte Earl Mitchell
Nickname Off Night
Date of Birth September 5, 1998
Age 25 Years Old
Birth Place Hinesville, Georgia
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Height 6 feet 1 inch/185.4 cm/1.85 m
Weight 202 lbs/91.6 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Father’s Name Earl Legette
Mother’s Name Lakisha Mitchell
Siblings None
High School Liberty County High School
Education Graduate
University Baylor University
Relationship Status Currently single
Ex-girlfriend Alexi Limer
Profession Basketball Player
Position Point Guard
Leagues NBA
NBA Draft 2021, 9th overall pick by Sacramento Kings
Debut Year 2021
Playing Teams Sacramento Kings (2021- present)
Jersey Number 45 ( Baylor ) and 15 (Sacramento Kings)
Notable Awards and Achievements
  • NCAA champion (2021)
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • Lefty Driesell Award (2021)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
Net Worth Approximately $1 – $5 million 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update March 2024

Early Life & Education

Davion Mitchell was born Davion De’Monte Earl Mitchell on September 5, 1998, in Hinesville, Georgia. He was born as the only child of her mother, Lakisha Mitchell, and father, Earl Legette.

For education, he attended Liberty County High School, where he also honed his basketball skills.

Mitchell was very active as a kid. He used to wake up early to go to the gym with a friend named Jessie Will and then went to Shuman Recreation Center, a place most parents would drop their children off during holidays.

Davion Mitchell with his parents beside him and coaches behind him when he signed a letter to play basketball for Auburn
Davion Mitchell with his parents beside him and coaches behind him when he signed a letter to play basketball for Auburn (Source – Coastal Courier)

He would spend his whole day playing basketball, shooting, and playing pickup games with others. His grandmother worked nearby, so he would play until his grandmother used to pick him up.

Mitchell grew his basketball skills by playing against his three uncles and in AAU basketball. That’s when he realized he wanted to make a name in basketball.

His goal was first to be the best in the city, then the state, and eventually the country.

For now, Mitchell is the first Hinesville native to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Age, Height & Weight

Davion Mitchell is 25 years old and stands 1.85 m tall.

He weighs 202 lbs (91.6 kg), making him a solid presence on the court.

Early Career

Davion Mitchell’s rise to basketball stardom can be traced back to his high school days at Liberty County High School.

He led his team to its first Class 4A state title and was rightfully named the Savannah Morning News Player of the Year.

Mitchell’s skills on the court caught the attention of many college recruiters, including top schools like UConn and Florida, but he ultimately decided to commit to Auburn.

However, after his freshman year, he transferred to Baylor.

Nonetheless, Mitchell was a valuable addition to Baylor and helped lead Baylor to its first-ever national championship. In 2021, he declared for the NBA Draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.

Professional Career

In the 2021 NBA Draft, Mitchell was picked as the ninth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. 

In his NBA debut against the Portland Trail Blazers, he demonstrated his quickness, agility, and playmaking skills.

His defense was also impressive, and he was quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young defensive guards in the league.

Davion Mitchell playing for Sacramento Kings
Davion Mitchell Playing for Sacramento Kings (Source: Sactown Sports)

Furthermore, he also played a pivotal role in helping the Kings win the 2021 NBA Summer League Championship, where he was named the co-MVP alongside Cam Thomas.

His impressive performances earned him a spot on the All-NBA Summer League First Team, cementing his status as one of the league’s top rookies.

Awards & Achievement

Davion Mitchell’s outstanding performance has earned him several awards, including follows:

  • NCAA champion (2021)
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • Lefty Driesell Award (2021)
  • Third-team All-American (2021)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2021)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2020)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • Two times Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2020, 2021)
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2020)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2020)

Davion Mitchell’s Ex-Girlfriend & Relationship

There is no information if Davion Mitchell is single or romantically involved with anyone. However, stay tuned! We will definitely update you when we hear anything.

But in the past, he was in a relationship with a young woman named Alexi Limer, as evidenced by the adorable pictures he used to share on his Instagram.

They were apparently deeply in love, as Davion would often post photos of them together on social media.

Davion Mitchell with his ex girlfriend
Davion Mitchell With His Ex-Girlfriend, Alexi Limer (Source: Abtc)

Though unknown how they met, they lived in the same neighborhood. According to sources, they started dating in 2017.

However, the two seem to have broken up and gone their separate ways, as Davion has deleted all the pictures from his Instagram. But, it is not known why and when they broke up.

A Short Glance At His Ex-girlfriend

Alexi Limer graduated from Baylor University in 2020 with a bachelor’s in Science. From her LinkedIn profile, it is apparent that she worked part-time while also studying.

She is currently a manager at The Findery, where she has worked for over a year.

Documentary of Davion Mitchell

Davion Mitchell has his own YouTube documentary series, “Trust Your Work,” uploaded by Nickinthecutt.

This captivating three-episode series offers an exclusive peek into the daily off-season routine of the King’s point guard and reveals his untold story.

It also offers a glimpse into the off-court life of the basketball prodigy, with interviews and never-before-seen footage showcasing his personality and passions outside of the game.

Net Worth, Salary, & Contracts

As of March 2024, Davion Mitchell has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million. Most of his net worth is derived from his career as a basketball player.

Davion is currently playing for the NBA team Sacramento Kings under a four-year contract worth $20.95 million, all in guaranteed money.

This means that Mitchell will receive the full amount regardless of what happens. His annual average salary is $5,237,879.

According to Sportrac, in his rookie season, the 2020-21 season, Mitchell earned a base salary of $4.6 million. Then, his salary increased in the 2022-23 season, making him $4.8 million.

In the 2023-24 season, the Kings exercised their club option on Mitchell, so they chose to keep him on their team for an additional year at a base salary of $5 million.

In the 2024-25 season, Mitchell’s base salary is set to increase to $6.5 million. This will be his last year of contract with the Kings.

Thus, in the 2025 season, Mitchell will become a restricted free agent. This means that the Kings will have the option to match any contract offer made to him by another team to keep him on their roster.

If the Kings choose not to match the offer, Mitchell will become a free agent and will be free to sign with any team.

Interesting Facts

  • He got his NBA inspiration from Jordan McRae, who is also from Hinesville.
  • His high school jersey was retired on April 15, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why is Mitchell called Off Night?

Mitchell's nickname is “Off Night” because he has a reputation for making it hard for opposing teams to score. This means his defense is so good that opposing teams have an off night when they play him cause of his defense.

Are Donovan Mitchell and Davion Mitchell brothers?

No, since both NBA players have a similar name, most people assume that the two are brothers, but they are not brothers and do not have any blood ties.

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