ATLANTA - Junior Devin Mitchell scored a career-high 38 points against Little Rock Saturday night to be named Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Week, powered by the U.S. Marines.
Mitchell led the Panthers to a 2-0 road trip in Arkansas by averaging 24.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. The week included a record-setting performance on Saturday.
In Georgia State’s 81-51 win over Little Rock, Mitchell scored a career-high 38 points while knocking down 10 3-pointers. Mitchell went 10-of-13 from 3-point range and finished 12-of-16 from the floor with six rebounds and four assists.
Mitchell’s 10 3-pointers are tied for the second-most in school history. The 38 points scored by the junior is tied for the eighth-most in school history, is the most-ever for a member of the team in a Sun Belt game and established a new Jack Stephens Center record. The 10 3-pointers are also the second-most by a player in the NCAA this year.
He opened the week with eight points, four steals, three assists and a rebound in Georgia State’s 77-66 win over Arkansas State.
For the season, Mitchell is averaging 11.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 44.2 percent from 3-point range. He has a team-high 65 3-pointers this year.
The Panthers will return to the court on Thursday for a match-up of the top two teams in the Sun Belt as Louisiana comes to the Sports Arena for a 7:15 p.m. tip.