SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has stressed the importance of defense in both of Donovan Mitchell's first two NBA seasons.
So much so, that the Jazz have held a top-two defensive rating in both years, most recently finishing with the second-best defensive rating (105.2) in the NBA in 2018-19.
On Monday, USA Basketball announced that the former Louisville guard has been selected amongst the 20 players to attend Team USA's men's national team training camp Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas. And if Mitchell wants to earn a final spot for the 12-man team for the FIBA World Cup in China, scoring shouldn't be his main concern.
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