Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell has been selected with the second pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever.
Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Dawn Staley Award, which is given annually to the best guard in the nation, is the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer (3,402 points).
She was a dominant player all four years of college, scoring a conference record 873 points points as a freshman. That record would be broken, of course, by Mitchell herself. By the end of her career, she had attempted 1,286 3-pointers and made 497, both of which are conference records. And her 2,560 field goal attempts are the most in NCAA history.
Her senior season was a fitting end to a dominant career. She was third in the nation with a 24.3 points per game average, she set a Big Ten single-season record with 129 3-pointers and she recorded a career-high 148 assists and a career-low 78 turnovers.
Despite Mitchell’s historic success, the Buckeyes couldn’t break through in the postseason. They were upset by Central Michigan, 95-78, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Mitchell scored a team-high 28 points in defeat.