Kelsey Mitchell 2021 Season Review


Kelsey Mitchell

Height: 5-8

Position: Guard

Age: 26

Years Pro: 4

College: Ohio State

Drafted: By Indiana, first round, 2018 WNBA Draft (2nd overall)

Overview: Kelsey Mitchell finished her fourth season with Indiana as the eighth leading scorer in the WNBA. Mitchell’s scoring efforts will continue to be a top storyline in 2022 as she ended this year on a 23-game streak of scoring at least 10 points, which leads the league for longest active streak, heading into the new season. For the second straight season, Mitchell finished in the top 10 in the WNBA in minutes played per game playing 33.1 points per game for seventh best in the league. This season was the highest scoring season in Mitchell’s career, 569 points, and also the fifth most by a Fever player in franchise history. Her 13 games scoring at least 20 points in 2021 were the most in a season in her career. The 212 made field goals were also the third most scored in a season by a Fever player. During the 2021 season, Mitchell ascended to third all-time in 3-point field goals made (275), fourth in scoring (1,859 points), fifth in field goals made (659) and seventh in assists (324) in Fever franchise ranks.

Notable Achievements/Performances:

May 14: Mitchell started the regular season with 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting against New York at Barclays Center.

June 9: Mitchell finished with 24 points and made a season-high six made 3-point field goals at the Chicago Sky.

August 15: 2021 was the best rebounding year in Mitchell’s career, finishing with 84 rebounds on the season, and grabbed a career-high four offensive rebounds against the Los Angeles Sparks. Her six total rebounds tied a career best.

August 31: The Fever stole the final regular season matchup of the season against the Sparks as Mitchell scored nine of the last 12 points for Indiana to finish with 27 points.

September 19: Mitchell ended her 2021 campaign with the second most points scored in her career with 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting. This was the first time a Fever player scored at least 30 points in a game since Mitchell poured in a franchise-best 38 points to conclude the 2019 regular season at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.