Women's Basketball


Alexis Burke
Alexis Burke
20

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bainbridge, Ga.

High School:
Bainbridge

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward

AT ILLINOIS

2011-12 - Sophomore Earned team's Most Improved Award ... Earned the starting spot in place of an injured Kersten Magrum, who began missing time due to a concussion sustained against Wisconsin on Jan. 8 ... Set a career-high with 26 points against Clemson in only 20 minutes of action during Illinois' 61-50 victory on Dec. 1, connecting on a personal-best 12 field goals on 18 attempts. Also grabbed five boards and earned two steals during the contest - both season highs ... Went 3-of-5 from the field to score six points at Iowa on Jan. 5 while grabbing three rebounds in 14 minutes of action ... Hit 3-of-4 field goals for six points, also pulling down a rebound and blocking a shot against Wisconsin on Jan. 8 ... Earned first collegiate start vs. Northwestern on Jan. 16, totaling six points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals ... Connected on 4-of-8 field goals, including her only three-pointer attempted, for nine points at #10/12 Ohio State on Jan. 22 ... Scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting at Michigan State on Jan. 26, pulling down four rebounds during 20 minutes on the floor ... Tallied 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting against Minnesota on Feb. 2, adding a season-high six boards and personal-best three assists in a career-high 37 minutes to help secure the win. • Went 7-for-17 from the field to finish with 17 points at #15/17 Purdue on Feb. 5, adding a career-high seven rebounds and a block ... Notched double-digits in points for the fourth time in five games, scoring 15 in Illinois' upset victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Feb. 9, adding six boards and two blocks. Burke connected on the game-winning layup with 3.2 seconds remaining in the contest to cap scoring ... Reached double figures for the fourth straight game with 10 points at Indiana on Feb. 12, to go with three assists and a pair of rebounds.

2010-11 - Freshman: Played in 31 of 32 games as a true-freshman, averaging 4.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game ... Tallied 11 points in only 17 minutes at Penn State on Jan. 16 ... Poured in 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Northwestern on Jan. 9 ... Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on Nov. 29 after averaging 14.3 ppg vs. Cal Poly and in three tournament games in Hawaii ... Named to All-Tournament Team at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown ... Scored season-high 18 points vs. #14 North Carolina on Nov. 27 in the Hawaii Tournament, including a career-high four threes on six attempts from behind the arc ... Hit 6-of-11 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line for a season-high 18 points and also pulled down a season-high six boards against Long Beach State at the Hawaii Tournament on Nov. 26 ... Went 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... Had four points and three boards in collegiate debute vs. Illinois State on Nov. 12.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked No. 50 nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 56 nationally by Blue Star ... Ranked as the No. 11 small forward in the nation by HoopGurlz ... Ranked No. 12 nationally, No. 2 in the Southeast and No. 1 in the state by peachstatehoops.com ... Named Georgia Class 4A Player of the Year, first team All-State and Region Player of the Year as a senior in 2010 after leading Bainbridge High School to a 25-4 record and a perfect 8-0 sub-region mark ... Averaged 22.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a junior while leading Bainbridge to the 2009 Georgia Class 4A Final Four ... Named first team All-State, Region Player of the Year and first team All-Region as a junior in 2008-09 ... Helped her club team, Essence, win the Nike National Championship in 2008 ... Named one of the Top 12 performers in the summer of 2009 by HoopGurlz ... High school coach was Latreisha Moon ... AAU coach was Kimberly Davis-Powell ... Also lettered in softball at Bainbridge HS.

PERSONAL
Full name is Alexis Prijhay Burke ... Nickname is "Lex" ... Born March 12, 1992 ... Daughter of Grechelle Blocker and and the late Charles Burke Sr. ... Has one brother, Charles, Jr., and three sisters, Brittney (21), TiAndria (18) and Tyra (11) ... Says her late father most influenced her basketball career because of his love for the game ... Plans to major in kinesiology and become a physical therapist after her basketball career is over ... Chose Illinois over Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rutgers.

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