Ariel Mitchell, a Dillard alum from the Class of 2012 and a native of Louisiana, has signed with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters. She is one of only 11 women to ever to play for the basketball team, and the first to come out of a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. The Dillard University Athletics Department honored her at a formal announcement and press conference on Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Dent Hall gymnasium on Dillard’s campus.
Ariel “Mighty” Mitchell, as she will be known with the Globetrotters, hails from St James, La. The 5’7” shooting guard led the Dillard Lady Bleu Devils basketball team for four years, scoring over 1,000 points and earning All-Conference honors in her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She averaged 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health.
In 2013, the Globetrotters will launch its “You Write the Rules” World Tour, playing over 250 games across the U.S., Canada, France, the Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates, and more.
Congratulations Daughter of Dillard!!!