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Indiana Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell will participate in the WNBA's Three-Point Contest

Posted: 3:11 PM, Jul 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-27 13:57:12Z

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever rookie guard Kelsey Mitchell will participate in the WNBA Three-Point Contest during halftime of the Verizon WNBA All-Star Game Saturday afternoon.

The 15th annual all-star game will be televised live at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC (WCPO, Channel 9) from the Target Center in Minneapolis.

"I'm grateful to have been invited to do the 3-point contest and be a part of it," Mitchell said. "I am looking to use this opportunity as one that allows me to network with other players and coaches and have some competitive fun."

Mitchell, the No. 2 selection in this year’s WNBA Draft , is averaging 13.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds for the Fever (3-23). The former Ohio State University and Princeton High School standout  is shooting 34.7 percent from the 3-point line and 81 percent from the free-throw line in 26.1 minutes per game for Indiana.

Mitchell had 26 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 92-72 loss to Seattle Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Mitchell is one of six players scheduled to participate in the 3-point contest. The other players include Sue Bird (Seattle), Maya Moore (Minnesota), Sugar Rodgers (New York), Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut) and Allie Quigley (Chicago).

The WNBA, in partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), will add a new element to reflect the players’ work off the court as leaders on social issues and active engagement with philanthropic efforts.

For the first time, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice in support of her work in the community. Mitchell will play for the Catch the Stars Foundation . She might want to try from way beyond the 3-point arc like she did at the Staples Center last week.

 

 

Mitchell, a 2014 Princeton High School graduate, was the first four-time All-American in the Ohio State women’s basketball program. Mitchell completed her collegiate career as the NCAA’s second all-time leading scorer with 3,402 points.