Kelsey Mitchell
Kelsey  Mitchell


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:




Ms. 3,000! Kelsey Mitchell Reaches Historic Milestone

Mitchell is just the 13th player in NCAA history to reach the elusive milestone


Mitchell Earns Third Big Ten Player of the Week Honor

Mitchell led the Buckeyes with 37 points in an overtime victory at No. 22 Michigan on Sunday


Mitchell Named B1G Player of the Week

This is the second time this season Mitchell has been named the conference’s Player of the Week


Kelsey Mitchell Named AP Preseason All-American

This is the third-straight season Mitchell has earned the distinction


Kelsey Mitchell Invited to USA National Team Training Camp

Mitchell is one of five current college players to receive an invitation


Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17

Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17


South Carolina 92, Ohio State 80

Photos from No. 4 South Carolina @ No. 7 Ohio State on November 14, 2016.


Virginia @ Ohio State

Dec. 21, 2015


Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, 75-72

NCAA Women's basketball: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame


No. 6 Ohio State 80, No. 2 South Carolina 88

Check out the photo gallery from the No. 6 Ohio State Women's Basketball game against No. 2 South Carolina.

follow Kelsey



Career Honors

  • First team All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • B1G Player of the Year (2015, 2017)
  • USBWA and ESPNW National Freshman of the Year (2015)
  • Unanimous B1G Freshman of the Year (2015)
  • First Team All-American
          USBWA (2015, 2016, 2017)
          AP (2016)
          WBCA (2016, 2017)
          ESPNW (2016)
  • Second Team All-American
          AP (2015, 2017)
          ESPNW (2015, 2017)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016)
  • Naismith Award Semifinalist (2015, 2017), Finalist (2016)
  • John R. Wooden Award National Ballot (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Dawn Staley and Nancy Lieberman Award finalist (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • National Player of the Week 4 times (12/29/14, 11/30/15, 1/4/16, 11/27/17)
  • B1G Player of the Week 11 times (12/23/14, 1/26/15, 11/30/15, 1/4/16, 1/9/17, 1/23/17, 2/6/17, 2/27/17, 11/27/17, 12/18/17, 1/8/18)
  • B1G Freshman of the Week 7 times
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016-17)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2015-17)

2017-18 - SENIOR

  • Scored a game-high 30 pts and moved to No. 2 all-time on the OSU career scoring chart, passing Katie Smith in OSU’s win over Stanford (11/10)
  • Made 7 threes and finished with 26 pts to go along with a career-high tying 8 assists vs. No. 9 Louisville (11/12)
  • Canned 6 three-pointers and finished with 32 pts vs. Quinnipiac (11/17)
  • Scored 34 pts on 7-of-11 from long range and become the NCAA DI all-time three-point leader in the win over FGCU (11/24)
  • Knocked-down an OSU single-game record 19 free throws on 20 attempts and finished with 37 pts in the championship game of the Play4Kay Showcase vs. Stanford (11/25)
  • Was named the Play4Kay Showcase MVP
  • Named ESPNW National Player of the Week (11/27)
  • Scored 30 pts on 12-of-22 shooting and had steals in the win at Florida (12/6)
  • Became the program’s all-time leading scorer in the game at Florida
  • Scored 31 pts, grabbed a season-high 7 rebs and dished-out a career-high 9 assists with just 1 turnover vs. her hometown team Cincinnati (12/17)
  • Had 25 pts on 9-of-17 shooting at Nebraska (12/28)
  • Moved into 2nd all-time in Big Ten history with her 22-point effort vs. Indiana (12/31)
  • Poured in a season-high tying 37 pts in the overtime win at No. 22 Michigan (1/7)
  • Named Big Ten Player of the Week for the third time of the season (1/8)
  • Recorded her 3,000th career point in a 15-point, 6-assist effort at Indiana (1/13)

2016-17 - Junior

  • Led the Big Ten in scoring and was ninth in the country at 22.6 points per game
  • Made 115 three-pointers which were the second-most in the Big Ten
  • Dished-out a team-high 137 assists for an average of three.9 per game
  • Scored 20 or more points in 25 games
  • Made five or more three-pointers in a game eight times
  • Made at least one three-pointer in every game
  • Became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in career three-pointers made
  • Opened the season with a game-high 18 points vs. Duquesne (11/11)
  • Scored 27 points vs. South Carolina (11/14)
  • Made seven threes and finished with a game-high 31 points vs. CSU (11/16)
  • Scored 25 points and dished a season-high six assists vs. FGCU (11/25)
  • Averaged 22 ppg at the Gulf Coast Showcase and was named to the All-Tournament Team
  • Played all 45 mins and scored a game-high 29 points in overtime loss to Miami (12/1)
  • Reached the 2,000-point mark with 23 points vs. Southern (12/7) while also tying a career-high with eight assists
  • Had a career-high six steals in the win over Canisius (12/11)
  • Made five three-pointers in the Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota (12/28)
  • Scored 31 points, grabbed six rebounds, and had five assists in win at Indiana (12/31)
  • Dished out seven assists to go with a then season-high 33 points at Northwestern (1/3)
  • Named B1G Player of the Week on Jan. nine after averaging 29.five points in wins over NW and Michigan
  • Made six threes as part of 22 points and six assists in the win over Illinois (1/22)
  • Earned B1G Player of the Week for the second time on Jan. 23
  • Scored 22 points, dished-out seven assists and had six rebounds in the win over Nebraska (1/29)
  • Had the best shooting pct. of her career, going 11-of-13 and six-of-eight from long range for 32 points at Wisconsin (2/4)
  • Was 11-of-18 shooting for 31 points in the upset of No. 2 Maryland (2/20)
  • Named B1G Player of the Week (2/27) for the fourth time after leading the Buckeyes to wins over Maryland and Rutgers
  • Had 27 points on six-of-nine shooting from long range in the Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern (3/3)
  • Scored 21 points and became the Big Ten’s all-time three-point leader in the NCAA win at Kentucky (3/19)

2015-16 - Sophomore

  • Broke her own single-season school record with 889 points
  • Led the conference and was third in the country at 26.1 ppg
  • Finalist for every major national award and was a consensus All-American
  • Made 126 three-point field goals which was one off her NCAA single-season record from last season
  • Had four 40+ point games including a school-record 48 against MSU (2/27)
  • Scored in double-figures in all but one game
  • Led the team with 58 steals and was second with 114 assists
  • Became the fastest player in B1G history to 1,000 pts
  • Opened the year with 36 points and a career-high three blocks at No. 2 South Carolina (11/13)
  • Tied the OSU single-game record with 42 pts and made a then single-game record 15 FTs in the win over #10/9 Texas A&M (11/28) while also surpassing 1,000 career pts in the game
  • Named the South Point Shootout Most Outstanding Player
  • Named the ESPNW, College Sports Madness and B1G Player of the Week on Nov. 30
  • Tied a season-high with 6 assists to go along with 23 pts in win over Virginia (12/21)
  • Was 13-of-13 from the line and scored a game-high 25 pts vs. MSU (12/31)
  • Scored a game-high 28 pts to go with 4 steals and 4 assists in the upset at No. 5 Maryland (1/2)
  • Posted a game-high 23 pts to go along with a season-high tying 6 assists vs. Indiana (1/7)
  • Had 27 points and 6 assists in win over previously unbeaten Purdue (1/17)
  • Scored 26 of her game-high 27 pts in the 2nd half against Northwestern (1/28)
  • Totaled a game-high 33 pts on 4-of-8 from deep in the win over #5 Maryland (2/8)
  • Was 8-of-9 from three-point range and scored 35 pts in just 24 mins vs. Illinois (2/21)
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebs at Minnesota (2/24)
  • Scored a school-record 48 pts to go with 8 rebs and 5 assists at Mich. St. (2/27)
  • Set a new Big Ten Tournament single-game record with 43 pts in the win over Rutgers (3/4)
  • Made 4 threes and scored 27 pts to go with a season-high tying 6 assists vs. Buffalo (3/18)
  • Scored an OSU NCAA Tournament record 45 pts in the win over WVU (3/20) which were the fourth-most points in NCAA Tournament history.
  • Was 18-of-22 from the foul line against WVU, both of which were OSU single-game records and the 18 FT makes tied an NCAA Tournament record.

 2014-15 - Freshman

  • Had one of the best seasons by a Buckeye in school-history
  • Played and started all 35 games and set a total of 29 single-season or single-game records
  • Was the first freshman to ever lead the country in scoring at 24.9 ppg
  • Only player in the country to score 800 points on the year
  • Scored a school and B1G record 873 points on the year
  • Made an NCAA single-season record 127 three-pointers
  • Also set an NCAA single-season record with a three-point field goal in 35 consecutive games
  • Was named B1G Co-Player of the Year, becoming just the second freshman ever to earn conference player of the year accolades
  • Led the team with 142 assists (4.2 per game) and 59 steals
  • Grabbed 4.2 rebounds per contest
  • Scored 26 points in her first collegiate game at Virginia (11/14), including 20 in the second half
  • Had a solid stat line against St. Francis (11/16) with 28 pts, six assists and five steals
  • Made seven three-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds against Georgia (11/19)
  • Scored 35 points and tied a school-record by going 14-of-14 from the free throw line against Clemson (11/27)
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Paradise Jam after leading the team in scoring all three games
  • Notched her first double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Pitt (12/3)
  • Set a freshman school-record with 39 points on a school-record tying eight three-pointers in the win over No. 18 West Virginia (12/22)
  • Scored 33 pts and tied a then season-high with six assists in the win over No. 16 Rutgers (1/1)
  • Had 25 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and was 5-of-5 from long range in blowout win at Indiana (Jan. 8)
  • Made a school-record nine 3-pointers and finished with 36 points against Minnesota (1/15)
  • Scored a Mackey Arena record 37 points (31 after halftime) in the win at Purdue (1/25)
  • Scored 31 points in the win over Michigan State (2/2
  • Dished-out a season-high tying eight assists against Purdue (2/17)
  • Passed Caity Matter for most three-pointers in a season by a Buckeye with three against Penn State (2/26)
  • Posted her 2nd double-double with 28 points and a season-high 10 rebounds at Nebraska (3/1)
  • Scored eight of the 10 OSU points in overtime in the Big Ten Tournament against Iowa (3/7) and finished with 29 points
  • Hit four three-pointers and scored a game-high 31 pts in the B1G Championship game against Maryland (3/8)
  • Scored 25 pts and set a new NCAA record for three-pointers in a season as well as a B1G record for points in a season during the season-finale at North Carolina (3/23)


  • 2014 McDonald's, Parade and WBCA All-American
  • Associated Press Ohio Ms. Basketball and Division I Player of the Year
  • 2014 Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Ranked No. 1 player in the country by Prospects Nation and Basketball Times
  • 2014 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Classic participant
  • Naismith Player of the Year finalist
  • ESPNW, Blue Star, Full Court and Prospects Nation No. 1 point guard in the country and five-start recruit
  • Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year
  • Three-time Associated Press First Team All-Ohio selection
  • Four-time Southwest District, District 16 Coaches, and Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Player of the Year
  • Two-time Women's Sports Association's Basketball Player of the Year
  • USA Today and Max Prep Second Team All-American
  • Averaged 26.1 points, 4.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 steals as a senior, helping Cincinnati Princeton to a state title
  • Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Division I state tournament and MVP of the state championship game
  • All-time leading scorer at Princeton (2,051 points)
  • Single-game scoring leader at Wright State's Nutter Center, scoring 50 points in a regional semifinal win over then-reigning state champion Kettering Fairmont
  • Averaged 23.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a junior while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor
  • 2014 Princeton High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • Member of All-Ohio Black AAU team
  • Carried a 3.86 GPA and was a three-time Academic Award winner for carrying at least a 3.75 GPA all four semesters
  • Four-year honoree of the GMC (Greater Miami Conference) All-Academic Award