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Shelton Mitchell
Player Profile:
Shelton Mitchell 2308541
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 194
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Waxhaw, N.C.
High School: Vanderbilt

Overview
Just completed second season for the Tigers after transfering from Vanderbilt University ... first played for the Tigers in 2016-17 after sitting out a season as a redshirt, per NCAA rules ... dynamic point guard with an ability to facilitate the basketball for teammates or score in bunches ... has thrived in his two seasons at Clemson, despite a torn meniscus suffered the week leading up to the opener against Georgia in 2016-17 ... also had minor surgery following the season to clean up the injury ... has appeared in 93 career games, with 70 starts ... has 850 points and 325 assists to his credit ... career 41.4 percent shooter overall and 81.0 percent at the free throw line ... prior to his lone season in Nashville, played at Cuthbertson High School (N.C.) and Oak Hill Academy (Va.) as a prep star ... signed a financial aid agreement with Clemson after official visit in April ... recruited by assistant coach Steve Smith ... majoring in sports communication.

2017-18
Appeared in 33 games for the Tigers, primarily as the starting point guard with 32 starts, while playing 33.4 minutes per contest … was named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team for his performances in Brooklyn … averaged 18.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and shot 47.8 percent from the floor, 45.4 percent from three and 92.3 percent at the line … for the season, averaged a career-best 12.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … tallied 119 assists to lead the team … posted at least five assists in a game on 11 occasions en route to setting a new career mark with 119 dimes during the season … turned in a 13:4 assist to turnover ratio during the NCAA Tournament … scored 20+ points on three occasions, including tying his career-high with 23 points against New Mexico State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament … posted double-figure points on 26 of 33 games played … shot a career-high 85.7 percent at the free throw line … ranked third in the ACC in free throw shooting and led the Tigers at the line.

BEST GAMES, 2017-18
Tied his career-high with 23 points against New Mexico State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, shooting 8-for-13 from the field, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc and a perfect 5-for-5 at the charity stripe … tied a career-best with seven rebounds against Notre Dame … grabbed at least five rebounds in a game on seven occasions … posted first 20-point outing in a blowout win over Samford with 20 points … also scored 21 points in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals against Boston College on 6-for-12 shooting, including going 7-for-8 at the line.

2016-17
Started 27 of 29 games, missing the first four contests of the season due to a knee injury ... second-leading scorer on the squad with an average of 10.8 points per game ... led all Tigers with 103 assists ... top three-point shooter in terms of accuracy, he shot 45.3 percent overall and made 29-64 attempts behind the arc ... shot 45.9 percent overall, the top figure by a Clemson guard since Cliff Hammonds shot over 46 percent in 2007-08 ... a reliable free throw shooter, he shot 80 percent at the charity stripe in 94 trips to the line ... led or tied for the team lead in assists in 19 games ... scored double figures in 19 games, second-most on the team ... surged toward the end of the season, finishing with double figures in the scoring column in the team's last 11 games and 13 of the last 14 overall ... in all, averaged 14 points per game over Clemson's last 14 contests ... a strong contributor in his first ACC Tournament, he averaged 19.5 points per game and made 13-23 field goals (6-8 from three) in two games.

BEST GAMES, 2016-17
Best effort came at Duke, where he poured in a career-high 23 points and led the Tigers from a double-digit deficit to have a shot to tie or win the game at the buzzer ... made 8-15 field goals, including both of his three-pointers, and 5-6 at the line in the game with the Blue Devils ... followed in the ACC Tournament with another outstanding effort against the Blue Devils, scoring 17 points on 5-10 shooting (3-3 from three) ... posted 22 points in ACC Tournament win over NC State, the most points in a tourney debut from a Tiger since Glenn Corbit scored the same amount against the Wolfpack in the 1985 event ... scored 13 points, with seven rebounds and five assists in win over Mercer ... notched 18 in important road win over Alabama, he was 6-10 against the Crimson Tide and added five rebounds ... posted 13 points against North Carolina, the eventual NCAA Tournament champion ... made 3-6 from three against the Tar Heels, his home state team ... posted 10 assists, a career-high, in home game against Virginia Tech ... posted 12 points and six assists, with zero turnovers, in win over Pittsburgh at Petersen Events Center ... posted 15 points in home win over Georgia Tech ... tallied 10 points and eight assists, without a turnover, against Syracuse ... posted 15 points in home win over Wake Forest and hit career-best 9-10 free throws ... notched 14 at Virginia Tech and followed with 15 against Florida State at home ... posted 16 in home win over NC State, making 7-10 field goals ... finished regular season strong with 14 points in 30 minutes against Boston College ... posted 13 in NIT loss to Oakland, but was hurt by injury after landing awkwardly following a shot in the first half.

2015-16
Redshirted

2014-15 (at Vanderbilt)
Started 11 of 31 games for Vandy, who advance to the postseason NIT ... averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 assists per game ... his 103 assists were one of the top totals in Vandy history for a freshman, and ranked second on the squad ... played 20.0 minutes per game ... shot 71.4 percent at the free throw line ... top game was Jan. 3 versus Yale, he posted 15 points and eight assists ... both figures were season highs ... followed with 10-point, four-assist outing against Auburn in the SEC opener ... posted seven points and seven assists against Tennessee State (Nov. 23) ... scored seven and added six assists versus Purdue (Dec. 13) ... posted five points in 18 minutes at Georgia (Jan. 27) ... notched seven points and six assists against South Dakota State (March 20) in the NIT.

Before Clemson
Rated as a four-star prospect (No. 76 overall) in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com ... also the No. 76 overall prospect according to Scout.com ... rated as a top-15 point guard prospect by both services ... played three seasons at Cuthbertson High (Waxhaw, N.C.) before transferring to Oak Hill Academy as a senior, where he suffered an injury-plagued final campaign ... scored over 1,400 career points at Cuthbertson, averaging 19.2 points and 4.5 assists per game ... NCPreps.com AA Player of the Year as a junior in 2012-13 ... Charlotte Observer Region Player of the Year as well ... chose Vanderbilt over Wake Forest and others during his initial recruitment ... born Jan. 26, 1995.

Mitchell's Career Statistics
Year
GP-GS
Min/Avg
FG-FGA
Pct
3FG-FA
Pct
FT-FTA
Pct
Off/Reb/Avg
A-T
BS-ST
PF-D
Pts/Avg
2014-15* 31-11

620/20.0

45-123 .366 7-31 .226 35-49 .714 5/58/1.9 103-60 3-4 34-0 132/4.3
2016-17 29-27

783/27.0

105-229 .459 29-64 .453 75-94 .798 11/68/2.3 103-59 2-19 48-0 314/10.8
2017-18

33-32

1101/33.4

123-308 .399 50-136 .368 108-126 .857 14/100/3.0 119-67 1-25 47-0 404-12.2
Totals
93-60
2504/26.9
273-660
.413
86-231
.372
218-269
.810
30/226/2.4
325-186
6-48
129-0
850/9.1

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