Years Pro: Rookie
College: Ohio State
Acquired: Drafted in first round (No. 2 overall) in 2018
Stats: Kelsey Mitchell’s 70 3-point field goals were second in Fever history by a rookie and third in league history. She finished second on the Fever club with 12.7 points and 2.7 assists, opening her first pro campaign with a staggering four 20-point games in Indiana’s first seven contests. Her 33 percent 3-point clip and 34 percent shooting overall will be notable areas for improvement as her sharpshooting career develops. She was a participant in the WNBA All-Star Game Three-Point Shooting Contest.
May 24 vs Washington: Mitchell made her first start with the Fever and promptly dropped five 3-pointers on the Mystics, finishing with 25 points and asserting her claim to a starting role. She shot 9-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-11 from 3-point range.
June 2 vs New York: Mitchell established her career scoring high at 26 points for the first of three such occasions as a rookie. She shot 9-of-17 overall and was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc in an overtime loss to the Liberty.
June 8 vs. Dallas: Already the first Fever rookie since 2003 to score at least 20 points in consecutive games, Mitchell did it a second time by matching her career scoring high for the second straight game. She netted 26 points with four 3-pointers and four assists against the Wings.
August 7 vs Seattle: Mitchell came off the bench to match her scoring high against the Storm in August, scoring 26 points on 8-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers and seven free throws. She also added five rebounds and three assists in one of her best all-around efforts of her rookie campaign.