CINCINNATI -- Ohio State basketball standout Kelsey Mitchellwas selected to the USA Basketball Women’s Under-23 National Team Friday afternoon.
Mitchell, a 2014 Princeton High School graduate and rising OSU senior, was among 12 players selected for the U.S. roster after a week of training camp preparation at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The 5-foot-8 guard will travel to Tokyo to compete in the Four Nations Tournament which will run Aug. 12-15. Teams from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan will compete.
The three-time collegiate All-American has an opportunity to become the first Ohio State women’s basketball player to earn that honor four times during her senior season. She also has 368 career three-pointers and is 30 three-pointers away from the NCAA all-time mark, according to Gary Petit, Ohio State Assistant Director of Athletics Communications.
Mitchell helped lead the Buckeyes to 28 wins last season and their first Big Ten title since 2011. The team also advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year -- the first back-to-back Sweet 16 appearance for the Buckeyes since the 1988 and 1989 seasons.
Mitchell was the catalyst for a Buckeyes offense that finished fourth in the country in scoring at 85.7 points per game and set a new OSU single-season points record.
Ohio State opens the 2017-18 season in a Countdown to Columbus event which also features Connecticut, Stanford and Louisville.
Mitchell, who led Princeton High School to the Division I state title in 2014, and was a McDonald’s All American her senior year in high school. She is the daughter of Ohio State assistant women’s coach Mark Mitchell, who is a former Taft boys’ basketball coach.