Alexis Jones

Position: Guard
Height: 5-8 • 173 cms
Weight: 160 lbs
College: Duke University '16
High School: MacArthur High School ‘12
Hometown: Irving, Texas

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Member of the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted an 8-1 record and captured the gold medal in Valdivia, Chile.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team that compiled a perfect 5-0, earned the 2010 FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the USA for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged a USA fourth-best 8.2 ppg. and a team second-best 6.4 rpg.
  • Particpated in the 2009 USA Basketball U16 National Team Trials.

College Honors

  • Full Court Freshman All-America second team (2013).
  • NCAA Tournament Norfolk All-Regional Team (2013).
  • Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament MVP (2013).
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2013).
  • Three-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection (2013).
  • ACC All-Academic Team (2013).

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2012-13, aided Duke University to a 33-3 record, the ACC regular season crown, ACC Tournament title and the 2013 NCAA Elight Eight; started all 36 games and averaged 9.5 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.8 spg.
  • Dished 144 assists, which is the second-most in Duke history by a freshman, while her 63 steals ranks as the fifth-most by a Duke freshman.
  • Ranked tied for seventh among ACC assists leaders and tied for 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.1).
  • Averaged 17.7 ppg., 6.0 apg., 5.0 rpg. and 1.3 spg., while shooting 60.0 percent from the field and 66.7 from beyond the arc in Duke’s three ACC Tournament games en route to becoming the third freshman in league history to be named ACC Tournament MVP.
  • Scored a career-high 24 points to go with eight rebounds,  three assists and four steals in the 2013 ACC Tournament championship game.
  • Tied Duke’s all-time NCAA Tournament record with 26 assists in four games.
  • Posted 11 points, 10 assists and eight boards in Duke’s NCAA victory over Hampton and had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Sweet 16 versus Nebraska.

High School Honors:

  • Parade Magazine All-America (2012).
  • McDonald’s and Nike/WBCA High School All-American (2012).
  • Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2011), 2012.
  • ESPN HoopGurlz High School All-American (2011).
  • ESPN Rise Underclass All-American (2010).
  • Texas Miss Basketball (2011, 2012).
  • Texas Class 5A Tournament MVP (2011).
  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-State Class 5A (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

High School Notes

  • Attended McArthur High School (Texas), where she recorded 29 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles during her prep career.
  • Averaged 22.8 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 5.9 apg. and 4.4 spg. as a senior in 2011-12 in leading McArthur to a 32-2 record.
  • As a junior in 2010-11 she led her team to a 37-2 record and its first Texas Class 5A championship; averaged 21.1 ppg., 9.1 rpg. and 6.6 apg.
  • Posted a triple-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in the 2011 state championship game.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, helped her team to a 38-2 record.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, started in all 39 games played and averaged 13.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 7.0 apg., 5.2 spg. and 1.0 bpg. to help McArthur to a 34-4 record and the Texas Class 5A regional semifinal.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Midland, Texas, on May 8, 1994, and goes by ‘Lex.’
  • Daughter of Carla and David; has two brothers, Anthony (26) and Andrew (14).
  • Was a member of her high school’s A/B Honor Roll.
  • Father was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident in 2007.
  • Her mother was an All-American track athlete at Angleo State and Texas A&M, and was inducted into the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Athletes Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • Cousin, Wesley Seldon, Jr., serves in the U.S. Navy.
  • Also played volleyball and competed in track & field during high school.
  • Started playing basketball when she was four.
  • Tweets under the handle @Lexnator2.
  • Has done volunteer work at a food bank, the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of America, and as part of a youth literacy-outreach campaign and a charitable holiday gift-giving initiative.

Inside Scoop

  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team: Carmelo Anthony because she “likes the way he plays smooth on the court.”
  • If she could drive anything, it would be: a Lexus.
  • Currently drives: Toyota Scion.
  • Top movies of all time: ATL, and Friday.
  • Has: pet dogs.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: track and field.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Carmelo Anthony.
  • Favorite basketball team: whichever team Carmelo Anthony is on.
  • Most played songs on her iPod: t.i songs.
  • Most impressive person ever met: her head coach because “she loves the game of basketball so much.”
  • Compares her game to: Chris Paul.
  • This left-hander wears No. 2 because she can play the 1 or 2 spot.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: shopping and hanging out with friends.
  • Most people don’t know: she is very shy when she doesn’t know someone.
  • First overseas trip was: to Valdivia, Chile, for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 U19
9/9
33- 78
.423
10- 31
.323
14- 15
.933
29/ 3.2
90/ 10.0
39
3
15
2013 U19X
3/3
9- 21
.429
1- 5
.200
2- 2
1.000
9/ 3.0
21/ 7.0
2
1
2
2011 U19
9/0
5- 18
.278
0- 6
.000
0- 1
.000
11/ 1.2
10/ 1.1
6
0
5
2011 U19x
1/1
1- 5
.200
0- 0
.---
1- 2
.500
1/ 1.0
3/ 3.0
1
0
1
2010 U18
5/5
16- 33
.485
3- 8
.375
6- 7
.857
32/ 6.4
41/ 8.2
13
0
12
Totals
27/18
64- 155
.413
14- 50
.280
23- 27
.852
82/ 3.0
165/ 6.1
61
4
35

College Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
36/36
127- 297
.428
26-76
.342
62- 78
.795
160/ 4.4
342/ 9.5
144
11
63