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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.