COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - University of South Carolina senior guard Tiffany Mitchell is recovering from a small surgical procedure done last week to address a stress related injury to her left foot.
University of South Carolina Athletics Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Guy, will re-evaluate Mitchell over the next several weeks as she begins her rehabilitation. The foot injury, which Guy discovered after following up on the ankle sprain she suffered while competing with USA Basketball in an exhibition game leading up to the Pan American Games, is not expected to delay her return for the 2015-16 season.
South Carolina's leading scorer the last two seasons became the first Gamecock to be named a finalist for all three national player of the year awards – Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy – and won the Dawn Staley Award as the best guard in the nation in 2015. The two-time All-American was among the league's top 10 scorers last season while also ranking in the top 15 in steals and assists. Her field goal and free throw percentage ranked among the top 50 in the nation as well.
Mitchell highlights a 2015-16 Gamecock team that returns 11 letterwinners, including last season's top three scorers and top two rebounders. Three of the program's four All-SEC selections are back as South Carolina looks to follow up its first ever appearance in the NCAA Final Four.