• Saturday, Nov 22
    Talladega at
    70
    Arkansas Pine-Bluff
    66
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Fisk University at
    50
    Philander Smith
    86
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Dillard at
    62
    St. Thomas - Houston
    58
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Warner Southern College at
    59
    Xavier
    71
  • Friday, Nov 21
    SUNO at
    91
    Judson College
    41
  • Thursday, Nov 20
    Philander Smith at
    62
    Arkansas Pine-Bluff
    76
  • Thursday, Nov 20
    Tougaloo at
    59
    Grambling
    98
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Louisiana State University Shreveport at
    51
    Dillard
    59
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Oakwood College at
    39
    Talladega
    76
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Edward Waters at
    57
    University of North Florida
    62
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    SUNO at
    84
    Nicholls State
    87
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Xavier at
    53
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    69
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Tougaloo at
    50
    William Carey
    53
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Talladega at
    43
    Tennessee Wesleyan College
    72
  • Sunday, Nov 16
    Xavier at
    80
    Louisiana State University Shreveport
    69
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Bryan College at
    76
    Talladega
    63
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Our Lady of the Lake University vs
    77
    Xavier
    76
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Blue Mountain College at
    52
    SUNO
    87
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Voorhees at
    53
    Fisk University
    46
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Wiley College at
    (OT) 62
    Dillard
    57
    Homecoming
Women's Basketball
Mighty Mitchell speaks at a press conference at Dillard.
Mighty Mitchell speaks at a press conference at Dillard.
Women's Basketball - Fri, Sep. 28, 2012
Harlem Globetrotters rookie Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell was honored during Friday's press conference in Dent Hall gymnasium on the campus of Dillard University. 


Mitchell, a Dillard alumna, is one of only 11 females to ever play for the Harlem Globetrotters, and she is the first female from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to make the squad.

When asked if she was ready to endure the long grinding season and all the travel that the team is used to doing, she responded by saying, "I've been grinding, traveling and experiencing life during college when I played ball.  I'll continue to trust God for guidance, and I'll be fine," said Mitchell.

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.

Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University, gave a brief word of encouragement and celebrated the success of Mighty, and also presented her with a certificate from United States Congressman Cedric Richmond and another certificate from Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Malik Bartholomew, President of the Local Alumni Association, presented Mighty with a certificate from the National Alumni Association.

Kiki Baker Barnes, Director of Athletics at the University, along with some of Mitchell's former teammates, presented Mighty with a 7'x7' life size wall banner of her performing a lay-up during her days as a Lady Bleu Devil.  Barnes coached Mighty for four years at Dillard.

Mattie Hobley, wife of the late Billy Ray Hobley, honored Mitchell by giving her a pair of Mr. Hobley's original Globetrotters game day shorts.  Mr. Hobley was also a graduate of Dillard University, and he was the first Dillard graduate to play for the Globretrotters.

The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour, the team's 87th consecutive season touring the world, so be sure to catch Mighty at an arena near you.