Leilani Mitchell Biography

November 5, 2019
First published on:November 5, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Leilani Mitchell

Birth Name Leilani Seamah Mitchell
Famous Name Leilani Mitchell
Birth Date June 15, 1985
Father Dennis Mitchell
Mother Eleanor Majid
Net Worth $750 thousand
Salary $96,757
Height 1.65 m
Weight 63 kg
Nationality American/Australian
Currently Married Mikaela Dombkins
Children 1

Leilani Mitchell is a basketball player from America who currently plays as a point guard in the Women's National Basketball Association for Phoenix Mercury. She played college basketball for Kennewick and was picked 25th overall in 2008. She is a two-time WNBL champion, two-time WNBA most improved Player and three-time WNBL All-Star Five. She is the best American Australian Basketball player in WNBA.

Leilani was born to American father Dennis Mitchell and Australian mother Eleanor Majid on June 15, 1985. She is an American and Australian dual citizen.

Earnings and Salary

An American-Australian basketball player, Leilani has a strong financial portfolio with an estimated net worth of $750 thousand. She currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury where she is signed to a 2-year/ $195,410 contract. Her annual salary from the club is reported to be $96,757 while the highest-earning teammate DeWanna Bonner earns $117,500 in 2019. 

Her salary in 2020 is projected to be $98,654.

Leilani in a photoshoot for her club SOURCE: Leilani twitter post

Her crossover agreement earns her around $60,000- $70,000. Besides, she also has endorsement deals with several brands.

Engaged to Mikaela Dombkins

Openly a lesbian, Mikaela is a unmarried but is engaged to her girlfriend Mikaela Dombkins who is an Australian model, Fashion designer and she is also a basketball player who has appeared a couple of times in League. Both the couple is having a good married life and a wonderful career as well.

Leilani Mitchell Mikaela Dombkins and their child SOURCE: smh.com

While the couple has not yet planned about their married, they already are the parents of their son named Kash Maxwell born on July 24, 2018. Leilani frequently takes her child with her during her games and spends most of her time with him. They are raising their child well giving maximum of their time.

Daughter of a world-famous athlete

The two-time WNBL champion is the only daughter of Eleanor Majid who is an Australian citizen and an American father, Dennis Mitchell. Her father is also an internationally famous athlete whose team won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay race at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Leilani father SOURCE: tuetuesday

Leilani's childhood was fantastic as she grew up with her four siblings; Tyler, Troy, Travis, Reggie, and Robbie. Being the only daughter in the family, she must be an angle for her parents and for her four brothers. And world-famous athlete Dennis Mitchell must be proud of her daughter because his daughter has taken her family legacy into the whole next level.

Early Career

Leilani Mitchell finished her High School from Kennewick, Washington. She attended college at the University of Idaho and was also a member of the college basketball team. However, she moved to the University of Utah during her senior years.

She got drafted in the second round by Phoenix Mercury in 2008. In the same year, she was traded to New York Liberty. She is considered as one of the best American Australian basketball players.

She currently plays for Southside Flyers and is also a member of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2× WNBA Most Improved Player (2010, 2019)
  • 2× WNBL champion (2017, 2019)
  • WNBL Grand Final Most Valuable Player (2017)
  • 3× WNBL All-Star Five (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Best American Australian Basketball player

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