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    Alexis Smith
    23 Alexis Smith
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Medford, N.Y.

    High School:
    St. John the Baptist

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Guard

    AT ILLINOIS
    2012-13 - Sophomore:
    Started all 33 games at point guard, averaging 34.4 minutes per game ... Averaged 6.4 points, a team-high 5.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 39th nationally in assists per game (5.1) ... Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in steals per game (1.9) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2:1) ... Her 168 assists ranked third in a season in school history ... Had four or more assists in 22 of 33 games ... Led or shared the team lead in assists in 25 of 33 games ... Illinois was 12-4 when she had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio ... Her 14 assists against Wake Forest (Nov. 29) were tied for the third-most in the nation in 2012-13 and her 13 assists against Cleveland State (Nov. 18) were tied for the fourth-most ... Those also were the third and fourth highest single-game assist totals in a game in school history, respectively ... Scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line against Tulsa on Nov. 23 ... Scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting against Colorado on Dec. 1 ... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Memphis on Dec. 9 ... Recorded a career-high six steals at Northwestern on Jan. 10 ... Posted nine assists against Minnesota on Feb. 10, her career high for a Big Ten game.

    2011-12 - Freshman: Saw time in 19 games, averaging 5.6 minutes of action per contest ... Scored her first collegiate points against South Carolina on Nov. 11, converting a pair of free throw attempts ... Played eight minutes against Alabama A&M on Dec. 28, going 2-for-3 from the field to score four points as a reserve point guard ... Scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes against Penn State on Jan. 19 ... Had two points and two rebounds in five minutes at Ohio State on Jan. 22 ... Saw 10 minutes at Indiana on Feb. 12, earning two steals, an assist and a rebound as part of the one-point victory ... Concluded the season with 12 minutes of action at the Big Ten Tournament, scoring two points while grabbing a rebound and dishing out one assist against Michigan in the first round on March 1.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked as the No. 22 point guard in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Named First Team All-Long Island following the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons ... Has led team to two Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (NSCHSAA) championships ... Named Second Team All-Long Island in 2008-09 and is a two-time All-Catholic League selection ... Member of the 2008 CHSAA AA New York State Championship team, a squad that was ranked #13 in the nation by USA Today ... Plays on the same club team, Exodus, as fellow Illini signee Nia Oden ... Participated in the Metro Classic, Rose Classic and Nike Swoosh All-Star games ... Selected for Town of Islip Academic/Athletic Achievement Award in 2009 and 2010 ... Chose Illinois over Florida State, George Washington, Middle Tennessee State and South Carolina.

    PERSONAL
    Born on Dec. 23, 1993 ... Parents are Anthony and Leslie Smith ... Comes from a collegiate sports family, with cousins Angela, Andrew and Michael Smith all participating in college athletics, with Angela running track and Andrew and Michael playing football ... Enjoys playing piano as one of her hobbies ... Cites Diana Taurasi as her favorite athlete because of Taurasi's passion and heart for the game ... Plans to attend medical school following graduation from the University of Illinois to become an anesthesiologist.

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