One of the top point guards in the nation two seasons ago ... quick first step ... will knock down the three-pointer ... can create for her teammates.
Quoting Elaine Elliott
"Leilani will make a big impact on much that we do. She will make other's jobs easier. She is WNBA good."
Sat season out due to NCAA transfer rules.
Named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press and the WBCA in 2005-06 ... was named one of 11 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's top point guard ... led the WAC and ranked second in the nation in steals in 2005-06, averaging 4.0 per game ... Ranked first in the WAC and 18th nationally in assists, averaging 5.6 per contest ... scored 17.6 points per game as a junior for Idaho, ranking second in the WAC and 50th in the nation ... left Idaho with the school's career record for steals (323) and also a single-game record for three-pointers (seven) ... was in the top 10 on four single-season and five career charts at Idaho ... holds the WAC single-season record for steals ... also on four WAC career top 10-charts.
Named first-team all-state and all-conference as a junior and senior at Kennewick High School ... earned Big Nine Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior ... led Kennewick to a state title as a freshman in 2000 ... also led her squad to state tournament appearances in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... was listed as one of the west coast's premiere point guards by Street & Smith's magazine following her high school career.
Leilani Mitchell is the daughter of Dennis Mitchell and Ellie Majid ... born June 15, 1985 in Richland, Wash. ... family consumer studies major ... only girl in a family of six children.