5  Alaya Mitchell
Alaya Mitchell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Salem HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
G

02/16/2012

Marshall Dominates Second Half to Knock Off Memphis

The Herd used a 43-24 second half to end a three-game losing streak

02/15/2012

Herd Looks to Halt Efficient Memphis Offense

Marshall tips-off against Memphis on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET

02/12/2012

Second Half Struggles Lead to 61-57 Loss Against ECU

Alaya Mitchell and Shay Weaver scored double-digit points for the Herd

02/10/2012

Marshall Falls to UTEP, 64-56

Alaya Mitchell recorded 10 points and went 8-for-8 in free throws

02/04/2012

Marshall Set to Play UAB on Sunday

Tip-off starts at 1:00 p.m. ET

2010-11 (Junior):
One of only two players to appear in all 30 games...started every games except for George Washington...had a team-leading 69 assists...averaged 31.9 minutes per games, tied for the most on the team...third on the team in rebounds despite being 5-5...team-leading 37 steals on the season...leads active Marshall players in assists (140), steals (69), starts (47) and games played (82)...had 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Herd's first win of the season...shot 3-4 from the floor, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out four assists and snagged three steals against North Carolina A&T...recorded a career-night including her first collegiate double-double vs. Elon, scoring 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals...followed by two 12 point efforts vs. Memphis and UTEP...shot a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arc in second contest with Memphis to score 11 points...had second double-double of the season vs. Southern Miss with 10 points and 10 rebounds, helping Marshall to its first-ever win in Hattiesburg, Miss...was one rebounds shy of her third career double-double on national television against ECU, tallied 13 points on 4-12 shooting, while grabbing nine boards...was 15th in C-USA in assists (2.3 pg).

2009-10 (Sophomore):
Became a regular for MU as a sophomore, making 18 starts while appearing in 28 contests...finished the year tied for third on the team in assists (65) and steals (24)...began her sophomore season with career-highs in rebounds (6) and steals (5) against Appalachian State...scored eight points while taking career-high 14 shots in road win at Morehead State...posted solid seven-point, four-rebound, three-assist effort in home win over Southern Miss...hit 4-7 free throw attempts while notching two steals against West Virginia...tied career scoring mark with nine points in win at Tulsa...hit 5-of-6 free throws while tallying six assists and three steals against the Golden Hurricane.

2008-09 (Freshman):
Appeared in 23 games in freshman season....first points of career came in 3-4 performance from the free throw line against Tennessee State....scored a season and career high nine points in win over Houston Baptist, shot a perfect 3-3 from the floor....also grabbed two boards against HBU, a career best at that point....top two longest outings of the season came in consecutive games, playing 20 minutes against UNC Asheville before being in the game at East Carolina for 26, currently the most of her career....played ten minutes or more in each of the final five games of the season....went 4-4 from the field in C-USA Tournament game vs. Southern Miss....hit 5-of-7 shot attempts at C-USA Tournament.

Prior to Marshall:
Played for Salem (Mich.) High School...was a three-time All-Division winner, four-time MVP, first team All-Observer, Player of the Year for the Ann Arbor News and was named one of the top 10 basketball players in the state of Michigan...spent a season with the Detroit Dynasty AAU team after seven years with the Western Wayne Wolfpack.

Personal:
Born on October 13, 1990...daughter of Charles and Bernice Mitchell...has an older sister, Cierra, who attends the University of Michigan...major is Sports Medicine with a minor in Business.