#13 - Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz

Harsh reality of the modern NBA draft: The older a prospect, the further he slides

Louisville Guard Donovan Mitchell was drafted #13 by the Denver Nuggets and was traded Utah Jazz in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Mitchell led the ACC in steals (70, 2.0 per game, 23rd in the nation) and paced the Cardinals in scoring (15.6 points per game), 3-point field goals (80), and minutes played (32.3 per game).

Then later in the first round, the Jazz traded the 30th and 42nd overall draft picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for North Carolina 6-foot-10-inch center Tony Bradley.

The Nuggets received Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon, taken with the No. 24 pick. He was named All-ACC first team and was on the conference's All-Defensive team.

Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds as a freshman. Charlotte has reportedly locked in on Donovan Mitchell out of Louisville as its No. 11 selection.

"The more important thing ... is the defensive end", Mitchell said in May.

Though college success does not always transfer to the NBA, Darnay Tripp of KREM, a local Washington television station, pointed to the plethora of awards the starting point guard for Gonzaga's national championship runner-up season won. Not only would he get to help out a team with playoff aspirations, but one that will give him plenty of chances to play.

Lindsey has made a draft-day trade each year since his first with the Jazz in 2013.

Mitchell called Jazz forward Gordon Hayward one of the most underrated players in the league and said he's been impressed by the Jazz offense. In today's perimeter-oriented NBA, Mitchell will likely need to be a consistent threat from three-point range to see significant playing time right away.