INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today they have signed last season’s sixth leading scorer in the WNBA, Kelsey Mitchell, to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
In the 2020 WNBA regular season, Mitchell finished with career high averages in scoring (17.9 ppg), assists (2.8 apg), rebounds (2.2 rpg), minutes played (32.1 mpg), field goal percentage (44.8%) and free throw percentage (84.9%). Mitchell also started all 22 regular season games, which was the first time she started every game during a WNBA regular season in her three-year career.
“Coming into the league, Kelsey has proven herself as one of the WNBA’s elite playmakers,” Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings said. “Kelsey has shown incredible commitment to growing every year with the Fever, both on and off the court, and we look forward to her staying with our franchise.”
During the 2020 season, Mitchell also completed her master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati. On that same day against the Minnesota Lynx, 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 that day.
After being selected by the Fever with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2018 WNBA Draft, Mitchell recorded the second greatest rookie scoring season in franchise history, behind only Catchings.