Sha’rae Mitchell

NBA Experience 1st Season
Born November 12, 1985 (Provo, Utah)
High School Valley (Sacramento, Calif.)
College UC Santa Barbara '09

Sha’Rae (Shuh-Ray) Mitchell is in her first season as an NBA staff official. She refereed 11 regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2022-23 NBA season and four games as a non-staff official in the 2021-22 season.

Mitchell officiated five seasons in the NBA G League, where she refereed playoff games three years and was a Finals alternate. She officiated two seasons in the WNBA, including one year of playoff assignments.

The California native has five years of officiating experience in college basketball, with assignments in the Pac-12, West Coast, Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Mitchell refereed the California State High School Championship in 2015 and 2016.

Prior to becoming a referee, Mitchell worked on the women’s basketball coaching staffs at Stanford
University, UCLA and Coastal Carolina University.

Mitchell played basketball at UC Santa Barbara, where she was named to the All-Big West Tournament Team and earned All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades in the 2007-08 season. She lettered in six varsity sports at Valley High School in Sacramento, Calif.

Mitchell is the mother of twin 8-year-olds. She enjoys reading, hiking and collecting shoes.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Law & Order: SVU
Favorite Movie Pretty Woman
Favorite Musician Beyonce
Favorite Book Conversations with God (1-3)
Favorite Meal Caesar Salad
Favorite App ESPN and Spotify
Most Like To Visit Africa
Bucket List Get my PhD
Hidden Talent Breakdancing