2019 Player Review: Tiffany Mitchell

Height: 5-9

Position: Guard

Age: 25

Years Pro: 4

College: South Carolina

Acquired: Drafted in first round (No. 9 overall) in 2016

Overview: Mitchell averaged 9.7 points per game and her 321 total points were a career high for the fourth-year star who started 14 games prior to missing the season finale due to concussion protocol. Until that point, she played in every game and replaced Kelsey Mitchell in the starting lineup in late July. A slashing guard who is always among Fever leaders in free throw attempts and percentage, she also shot 38 percent from the field overall to enjoy the best shooting clip of her career.

 

Notable Performances:

May 24: Teaira McCowan got the headlines for the game-winning shot in Indiana’s season-opening win at New York, but it was Mitchell who had the biggest impact. Mitchell’s 22 points were a career-high and her best offensive output of the season, in large part due to career highs of 13 made free throws and 14 attempts. Mitchell shot 4-of-10 and dished five assists, but her slashing style generated points at the foul line as Indiana registered a one-point win.

June 9: In the first of her three games with 17 points, Mitchell knocked down 5 of 8 shots and was perfect from the foul stripe (5-5) and 3-point range (2-2). She added a pair of assists and four rebounds as the Fever staged a comeback against Phoenix that fell short in the fourth quarter.

June 25: With five points off the bench in a four-point loss to Minnesota, Mitchell surpassed 1,000 career points.

July 23: At Phoenix in her second start, Mitchell played a season-high 37 minutes while shooting 6-of-10 overall. She was perfect on three 3-point attempts, adding a pair of assists and three rebounds to 15 points.

August 3: Helping Indiana to a big home win over Minnesota, Mitchell netted 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting overall. A season-high three steals paired nicely with three rebounds and three assists.