Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

Player Profile


Oakland, Calif.

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2008-09 Outlook: The sophomore center is a presence down low who affects games with physical play ... An excellent rebounder, she is an tough post passer who finds many ways to score ... Played well and earned more minutes as the 2007-08 season progressed ... Play improved as the Beavers entered Pac-10 play.

2007-08: Played in 28 games, starting six ... Averaged 19.0 minutes per appearance, garnering 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds ... Placed third on the club with 12 blocks and earned 22 steals ... Shot 46.4 percent from the floor (52-for-112) ... In Pac-10 play, appeared 16 times, starting four games ... Averaged 6.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in Pac-10 games ... Grabbed 14 steals and had 11 blocks against conference opponents ... Came off the bench to play 12 minutes, scoring two points while grabbing three rebounds against Cal Poly (11/10) ... Came off the bench and played 13 minutes against UNLV, finishing with three points (11/24) ... Played 11 minutes, scoring two points with two rebounds against Southern Utah (11/26) ... Scored four points and a grabbed a season-high four rebounds in 12 minutes of play against San Francisco (12/2) ... Came off the bench to score three points in 13 minutes against Idaho State (12/10) ... Posted two points and three rebounds against Tennessee Tech (12/14) ... Scored a career-best seven points on 3-of-6 shooting while finishing with five rebounds and one block against Arizona (1/3) ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds with two points in 26 minutes against Arizona State (1/5) ... Finished with three rebounds in seven minutes against Stanford (1/10) ... Played 20 minutes against California, finishing with five rebounds and three points (1/12) ... Set a career-high with 10 rebounds and finished with six points off the bench against Washington (1/17) ... Posted a career-best 13 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench against Washington State (1/19) ... Did not play against USC (1/24) ... Scored eight points to go along with six rebounds in 23 minutes against UCLA (1/26) ... Grabbed three rebounds to go along with two points against Arizona State (1/31) ... Played 21 minutes against Arizona, finishing with four points and four rebounds (2/2) ... Came off the bench to lead OSU with 13 points in 21 minutes against California (2/7) ... Scored six points and grabbed one rebound in 22 minutes off the bench against Stanford (2/9) ... Led Oregon State with seven rebounds and finished with eight points in 25 minutes off the bench against Washington State (2/15) ... Earned her first career start and grabbed five rebounds to go along with eight points against Washington (2/17) ... Finished with 10 points in a start against UCLA (2/21) ... Played 22 minutes in a start against USC, finishing with six rebounds and one steal (2/23) ... Finished with her first career double double, totaling 14 rebounds and 10 points in 33 minutes against Oregon (3/1) ... Scored four points and finished with five rebounds against Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament (3/7) ... Led OSU with five rebounds in 29 minutes against Stanford (3/8).

HIGH SCHOOL BERKELEY, Berkeley, Calif.: A four-year letterwinner for coach Gene Nakamara ... four-year starter at both forward and center ... ranked in the top 100 players in the nation and at No. 26 at her position ... nominated as a McDonald's All-American her senior year ... also named first-team all-state, first-team All-Nor Cal and first team All Metro her senior season ... earned all-league honors in 2006-07 ... guided team to Alameda/Contra Costa league championship senior year as well as North Coast champions ... earned Street and Smith honorable mention honors junior year ... team finished second in state as a junior after earning Nor Cal championship.

PERSONAL Born in Oakland, Calif. ... daughter of Nancy and Lionel Mitchell ... has one brother, Shiloh, 28, and one sister, Shannon, 27 ... majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences ... went to high school with current collegiate basketball players Jennifer Gross (Nevada), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma) and Dominique Hamilton (San Jose State) ... has more than 50 pairs of shoes ... speaks Spanish ... if she could invite three people to dinner they would be Charles Barkley, Kevin Garnett and Howard White ... would have liked to have seen the first Olympiad "so I can see how it has evolved" ... favorite sport besides basketball is track and field and would be playing softball if she wasn't playing basketball ... chose Oregon State "because of the academics, the coaching staff, all of the people involved in the basketball program and all of the opportunities available to me."

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