“Home Grown Talent” – Student Athletes

Mitchell, SD

Records: Ranks fourth in career points (1,717) and  in scoring average (15.8) … needs 171 points to become career scoring leader at State, 283 points for 2,000 career points and 561 points to become The Summit League scoring leader … can become The Summit League’s sixth player to record 2,000 career points … ranks fifth in career field goals (619), sixth in career field-goal attempts (1,265) and 10th in field-goal percentage (48.9) … fifth in career free throws (363) and free-throw percentage (81.8) and 12th in free-throw attempts (444).

Honors:

  • Summit League All-Decade Team
  • 2018 Summit League Player of the Year
  • Two-time Summit League Tournament MVP (2016, 2018)
  • Two-time First Team All-Summit League (2016, 2018)
  • Two-time Summit League All-Academic Team (2016, 2018)
  • Three-time Summit League All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • 2015 Second Team All-Summit League
  • 2015 Summit League All-Newcomer Team
  • Two-time Summit League Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016)
  • Two-time Summit League Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18: Started all 33 games … led team and The Summit League in scoring average (18.3) … topped team in points (603), rebounds (190) and assists (104) and second in steals (36) … scored the third-most points in a single season and scoring average ranked ninth all-time in a single season … set the single-season scoring, scoring average and field goals made (223) records for juniors at SDSU … recorded three 30-plus point scoring games with a season-high 31 points in win vs. Western Illinois (1/20) … sank 11 of 18 from the field, three 3-pointers and was a perfect six for six from the free-throw line … scored in double digits in 31 of 33 games and had 14 20-plus point games and two double-doubles … led team in points 22 times, in rebounds nine times, in assists 15 times and in steals 10 times … shot 50 percent-or-better in 17 games … posted back-to-back double-doubles in The Summit League semifinal and championship games … registered 16 points and 10 points vs. Western Illinois (3/5) and 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. South Dakota (3/6) … ranks second in The Summit League records and the school record at State with 25 points vs. Villanova in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 50.9 percent (28-55) from the field in four postseason games … named Summit League January Female Athlete of the Month, Summit League Player of the Week and CollegeInsider Summit League Mid-Major Player of the Week five times each … scored in double figures in 13 of 14 Summit League games … posted a season-best four 3-pointers in wins over Fort Wayne (1/29) and Charlotte (11/25) in the Puerto Rico Clasico … dished a career-high eight assists in win over Wichita State (12/20).

2016-17: Started first nine games … suffered season-ending injury vs. Green Bay (12/9) … averaged 14.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting 53.8 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from 3-point range and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line … recorded two 20-plus point games, a double-double and scored in double digits in seven games … shot 50 percent-or-higher in six outings, including a season-high 87.5 percent on 7-of-8 shooting vs. SIUE (11/13) … named Summit League Player of the Week after averaging 17 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor against the first four opponents of the season … scored a season-high 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 shooting from the foul line at North Dakota (12/6) … tied season highs with five assists and two steals in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/3) … sank a season-high two 3-pointers at No. 13 Oklahoma (11/23) … named MVP of the Hawkeye Challenge (11/19-20) … recorded third career double-double with 22 points and season high 10 rebounds at Iowa (11/20) … posted season highs in field-goal attempts (18) and minutes (34) vs. the Hawkeyes … scored 1,000th career point on a fast-break basket with 5:24 left in the first quarter in a win over SIUE (11/13).

2015-16: Started all 34 games … led team in scoring average (15.5), points (527) and assists (93) and second in steals (44) … scored the ninth-most points and the most by a sophomore in a single season … scoring average ranked 15th all-time in a single season …  set the single-season scoring, field goals made (189), free throws made (114) and free-throw percentage (79.7) records for sophomores at SDSU … recorded the third-highest scoring average overall … 41st player to score 30 or more points in a game, scoring 31 in a win over Arkansas (11/18) on 11-of-19 shooting from the field, a 3-pointer and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line … scored in double digits in 31 of 34 games and had five 20-plus point games and one double-double … perfect from the free-throw line 12 times … sank two-or-more 3-pointers in 10 games … recorded second collegiate double-double with 18 points and tied a season high with 10 rebounds in win over South Dakota (3/8) in The Summit League Championship game … had a streak of 19 consecutive made free throws end in the season opener vs. Marist (11/13) … made 22 consecutive free throws between Jan. 3-27 and 17-straight free throws between Feb. 4-20 … earned The Summit Player of the Week honors after averaging 27 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game to go with a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio in wins over Arkansas (11/18) and game vs. then-No. 3 Notre Dame (11/21) … shot an impressive 55.9 percent (19 of 34) from the field and 81.3 percent (13 of 16) from the free-throw line in the two games … named Mid-Major Summit League Player of the Week and The Summit League Player of the Week after averaging 16 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 66.7 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line in an upset win over then-No. 16 DePaul (12/15) and vs. Green Bay (12/19) … earned third Summit League Player of the Week honor after averaging 23 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the free-throw line vs. Denver (12/30) and North Dakota State (1/3) … averaged 15 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and sinking 9 of 15 3-pointers in three games at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands … earned Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team honors … tied a career high with six assists vs. North Dakota State (2/6) and Fort Wayne (2/13) … recorded a season-high four steals vs. Fort Wayne (3/5) in the quarterfinals of The Summit League Championship … played a career-high 36 minutes in a double-overtime win vs. IUPUI (1/21) … averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in two NCAA Tournament games … led team in scoring (18.4), rebounding (7.2) and steals (1.8) while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range in five postseason games … averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the field vs. five ranked opponents—No. 3 Notre Dame (11/21), No. 6 Maryland (11/27), No. 16 DePaul (12/15), No. 19 Miami (3/19) and No. 13 Stanford (3/21).
2014-15: Led team in points (453), field-goal percentage (49.1), free-throw percentage (88.1) and assists (92) and second in scoring average (13.7) and steals (31) …  ranked 15th in the NCAA in free-throw percentage … scored the 16th-most points in a single season and had the second-highest free-throw percentage at SDSU … set the single-season scoring, field goal percentage and assists per game (2.78) records for freshmen … tied the record for freshmen rebounding (145) … 40th player to score 30-or-more points in a game after scoring 30 at Denver (2/11) on 12-of-18 shooting from the field, a career-high 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point range and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line … scored in double digits in 25 of 33 games and had six 20-plus point games and one double-double … shot 50 percent-or-better in 16 games and was perfect from the free-throw line 16 times … recorded first collegiate double-double with 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in a win over South Dakota (2/21) … went seven of eight from the free-throw line at Omaha (2/18), snapping a streak of 27 consecutive free throws dating to a five-for-six performance at South Dakota (1/17) … finished season with 19 consecutive free throws … named Mid-Major Summit League Player of the Week after averaging 16.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 85.0 percent from the free-throw line, sinking 17 of 20 foul shots in wins at No. 25 Arkansas (12/4) and at Northern Colorado (12/6) … set a career high with five steals at South Dakota and dished a personal-best six assists in wins at Northern Colorado (12/6) and vs. Denver (3/7) … collected a career-high two blocked shots on four occasions and played a personal-best 32 minutes at Oral Roberts (2/13) and vs. South Dakota (3/10) … averaged 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals vs. three ranked opponents—No. 18 DePaul (11/22), No. 25 Arkansas (12/4) and No. 10 Oregon State (3/20) … averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and was a perfect 14 for 14 from the foul line in four postseason games … started first collegiate game and scored 10 points in win over BYU (11/14).
BEFORE SDSU: Named South Dakota Miss Basketball, South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year, Gatorade South Dakota Player of the Year, two-time Daily Republic Player of the Year, 2013-14 Argus Leader Player of the Year and 2012-13 Argus Leader Co-Player of the Year … honored with the Spirit of Su Award … two-time Argus Leader Elite Five first-team selection and 2012 second-team honoree … two-time KORN Elite 8 Athlete award winner … three-time Class AA All-Star MVP and four-time participant … four-time first-team All-Eastern South Dakota Conference selection … three-time all-state selection and all-state tournament pick … set the state tournament first- and second-round game scoring records with 38 and 40 points, respectively, and the tournament scoring record (103) … broke the single-season all-class, Class AA and school scoring records with 768 points … recorded the top Class AA single-game scoring record with 49 points and the fifth-best with 43 points … only girls player in South Dakota AA history to score 40-plus points twice in a season … set the Mitchell High School single-season scoring mark (768), passing first cousin and former NBA player Mike Miller’s mark of 700 points … set single-season school records for steals (197), field goals (269) and free throws (213) … finished career with a school-record 1,921 points … averaged 30.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.1 steals, 3.7 assists and 1.4 blocks while shooting 58 percent from the field, 32.1 percent from 3-point range and 92.2 percent (213-231) from the free-throw line as a senior … helped Mitchell to four consecutive state tournament appearances and an 89-30 record … helped the Kernels to the 2012 state title and a runner-up spot in 2013 and 2014 … averaged 19.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a junior … averaged 19 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a sophomore while setting the then-single-season scoring record (493) … set the then-Class AA state tournament scoring record with 61 points  … averaged 14 points and 5.0 rebounds as a freshman … four-year member of the golf team, earning all-ESD honors three times after finishing in the top 15 at the conference tournament … finished 18th at the 2014 state championship and 42nd in 2013 … four-time honor roll selection and academic all-state in 2013 and 2014 … father, Alan, is second all-time on the South Dakota college scoring leaderboard … brother, Jordan, played basketball at Southwest Minnesota State, and brother, Jade, played at Dakota Wesleyan.