Men's Basketball


Alex Legion
Alex Legion
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Oak Hill (Va.) Academy

Last College:
Kentucky

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/16/1988

AT ILLINOIS
2009-10 JUNIOR:
Played in 11 games, starting once, before transferring to Florida International at semester break ... Averaged 3.0 points ... Scored a season-high 11 points vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 21) ... Scored six points in 15 minutes vs. Western Michigan (Dec. 13).

2008-09 SOPHOMORE: Sat out the first half of the season per NCAA regulations for transfers ... Returned to action on Dec. 20 and played in 22 games on the season, averaging 11.1 minutes and 3.5 points ... Led team in scoring at Michigan State on Jan. 17, recording a career-high 15 points ... Made a career-high three 3-pointers at MSU ... Scored in double figures three times on the season, also netting 12 points at Purdue on Dec. 30 and 10 points at Michigan on Jan. 4 ... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds at Purdue ... Following the season, traveled to China on a foreign tour trip with Sports Reach ministry. He was the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 15.5 points.

2007-08 FRESHMAN: Transferred to Illinois after one semester at Kentucky ... Sat out the remainder of the 2007-08 season per NCAA regulations ... Following the season, traveled to Poland in May on a foreign tour trip with Athletes in Action sports ministry.

AT KENTUCKY
Appeared in six games as a true freshman, starting twice ... Averaged 6.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game ... Scored a season-high 13 points vs. Gardner-Webb on Nov. 7.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., after playing first three seasons at Detroit Country Day High School ... Coached at Oak Hill Academy by Steve Smith ... 2007 Parade Magazine All-American ... Averaged 19.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line as a senior ... Selected to play in the Roundball Classic ... Two-time first-team Class B All-State selection in 2005 and 2006 by the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... First-team All-Metro in 2006 by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, and second-team All-Metro in 2005.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 16, 1988 ... Mother is Annette Legion ... Father is Rodney Legion ... Majoring in communication ... Mother played basketball in Europe ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant because "He is very passionate about the game" ... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  

Legion's Career Statistics

Year        G-GS     MIN/Avg.    FGM-A/%       3PM-A/%      FTM-A/%       OR-DR-TOT/Avg.   PF-DQ     A/Avg.   TO    B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
2007-08 *   6-2      105/17.5    15-36/.417    5-15/.333    5-9/.556      2-9-11/1.8       11-0      8/1.3    10    1/0.2     9/1.5     40/6.7
2008-09     22-0     244/11.1    28-97/.289    12-50/.240   9-12/.750     9-23-32/1.5      17-0      11/0.5   18    1/0.1     8/0.4     77/3.5
UI Totals   22-0     244/11.1    28-97/.289    12-50/.240   9-12/.750     9-23-32/1.5      17-0      11/0.5   18    1/0.1     8/0.4     77/3.5
All Totals  28-2     349/12.5    43-133/.323   17-65/.262   14-21/.667    11-32-43/1.5     28-0      19/0.7   28    2/0.1     17/0.6    117/4.2
* Statistics from 2007-08 season are from Kentucky.
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