Years Pro: 3
College: Ohio State
Drafted: By Indiana, first round, 2018 WNBA Draft (2nd overall)
Overview: As the sixth leading scorer averaging 17.9 points per game during the 2020 season, Kelsey Mitchell was the offensive catalyst for the Fever. In her third season, Mitchell set career-high marks in 2020 for points per game, rebounds per game (2.2), assists per game (2.8), minutes per game (32.1), field goal percentage (44.8%), 3-point field goal percentage (38.9%) and free throw percentage (84.9%). Mitchell averaged the seventh most minutes per game played throughout the WNBA during the 2020 season. Mitchell’s greatest accomplishment, however, did not happen on the basketball court in 2020. On Aug. 7, Mitchell completed her master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
July 25: Mitchell started the 2020 season with a team-high 25 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.
August 5: Mitchell poured in 12 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter behind a 5-of-5 clip from the free throw line. She added four assists and shot 8-of-16 from the floor against Los Angeles.
August 7: Mitchell became the second fastest player in franchise history to reach 1,000 career points in her 74th game with the Fever. She also became the 217th WNBA player to reach 1,000 career points with 15 points against Minnesota.
August 9: One game after reaching 1,000 career points, her impressive scoring streak continued with a season-high 29 points on 8-of-13 shooting, as well as a 9-of-9 clip from the free throw line against Washington. Mitchell poured in 10 of her 29 points in the second quarter.
August 15: In the second game against Los Angeles, Mitchell ended with her ninth-career game with at least 25 points to go along with 8-of-13 shooting and six rebounds. Mitchell and Sparks guard Riquna Williams each drained seven 3-point field goals, which was the first game in WNBA history featuring two players who each made at least seven field goals from beyond the arc.
September 8: Mitchell led a second-half rally against Las Vegas with 15 of her game-high 24 points coming in the last 20 minutes. It was her seventh 20-point scoring effort this season. Mitchell ended the regular season with a team-best eight 20-point games.