BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern University junior forward Niya Mitchell has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after impressive efforts over this past weekend of play. The league announced the honor Tuesday afternoon.
Mitchell averaged 16.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in pacing the Lady Tigers to victories over Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Against UAPB, the 5-10 junior accounted for 14 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the Lady Tigers’ 59-58 overtime win. The Bay City, Texas native scored 19 points with 14 rebounds against the Devilettes, aiding Texas Southern to a 68-50 win.
Mitchell has posted five double-doubles in her past seven outings, ranking fifth in the league in scoring (13.5 PPG) and leading the SWAC with 9.3 rebounds per game.