Years Pro: 1
College: South Carolina
Acquired: Selected 9th overall by Indiana, First Round — 2016 WNBA Draft
Stats: Tiffany Mitchell started her rookie season off on fire, scoring in double-figures in her first eight WNBA games. She played in all 34 games (8 starts) and finished the season averaging 8.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.9 steals in 20 minutes per game. Mitchell shot 36.1 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from 3, and 91.1 percent from the charity stripe, which led all rookies and ranked fourth in the WNBA. She also set a franchise record of 42 consecutive made free throws in a streak that spanned from June 17-Sept. 18.
May 14 vs. Dallas: Mitchell made a great first impression in her first WNBA game, scoring an efficient 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, in 32 minutes.
June 5 at Connecticut: Mitchell’s season high came on June 5 in Connecticut when she poured in 21 points. She shot 7-of-12 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3, and 4-of-5 from the free throw line and also added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
July 6 at Los Angeles: The only other time Mitchell reached the 20-point plateau was under the bright lights in Los Angeles against the Sparks. She scored 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3 and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. She also grabbed two rebounds and dished out one assist.