INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Fever rookie guard Kelsey Mitchell has been selected to compete in the 2018 WNBA Three-Point Contest on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Mitchell is the only rookie selected among six participants in the contest that will take place at halftime of the WNBA All-Star Game.
Mitchell a 5-8 guard out of Ohio State and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft, ranks second in the WNBA in 3-pointers made with 55. Mitchell has hit at least five 3-pointers in three games for Indiana. Her scoring average of 12.8 points is third among WNBA rookies.
She is the first Fever player to participate in the WNBA Three-Point Contest since Katie Douglas won the competition in 2010.
Mitchell joins the Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery as the only non-All Stars invited to participate in the six-player field. All-Star participants include defending champion Allie Quigley (Chicago) along with the Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd, the Las Vegas Aces’ Kayla McBride and the Washington Mystics’ Kristi Toliver.
The WNBA Three-Point Contest will be televised live during halftime of Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018, which will air nationally on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The WNBA, in partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), will acknowledge the players’ work off the court as leaders on social issues and their active engagement with philanthropic efforts. For the second consecutive year, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice in support of her work in the community.
Mitchell will represent and compete for the Catch the Stars Foundation, a 14-year charitable foundation in Indianapolis founded by Fever legend and 10-time All-Star Tamika Catchings.
The WNBA Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four WNBA balls (each worth one point) and one “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth station is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.
The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The two competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.
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