Donovan Mitchell has been known to use his shoes to spread a message. Wednesday night’s game against the Rockets was no different, but this time for a more somber reason than usual. The shoes were the typical Utah Jazz red, and had the name “Lauren McCluskey” written along the sole.
Lauren McCluskey was the University of Utah student-athlete who was killed on campus this past Monday night. She had been harassed by a man she had formerly dated, who followed her Monday night and shot her on her way to her campus apartment.
The murder shocked the University, the state, and the country, and students at the University of Utah were dismissed from classes on Tuesday.
McCluskey was a senior track standout at the University. She was 21.
More Than an Athlete
Since arriving in Utah, Mitchell has been known to pay for strangers’ groceries, buy his mother cars, and cover people’s iPhone repairs. This newest tribute is yet more evidence of his off-the-court character, and why Jazz fans and the league at large love the young player.
Donovan played well for Lauren, scoring 38 points in 38 minutes in the Jazz win over the Rockets.
Source: Heavy Sports