Duke Women's Basketball BIO
2 Alexis Jones
All-ACC Second Team in 2013-14 (Coaches)
Second Team Freshman All-America
2013 ACC Tournament MVP
Led USA Basketball to Three Gold Medals
A very athletic, diverse, crafty and attacking guard ... can play off the bounce beautifully, break down defenses and is excellent in one-on-one opportunities ... a smooth lefty ... very good in an up-tempo and transition style.
In the Duke Season Record Book: Dished 148 assists to rank ninth on the single-season charts as a sophomore.
In the Duke Single Game Record Book: Had a school-record tying 15 assists as a sophomore at Florida State ... tied a school record with 10 steals against Notre Dame as a sophomore.
In the Duke Freshman Record Book: Ranked eighth in points (342), second in assists (144), fifth in steals (63), fourth in free throw percentage (.795), eighth in three-point field goals attempted (76), tied for seventh in double-doubles (2) and tied for second in double-figure assist games (1) ... in the freshman single-game record lists, ranked tied for second with 10 assists against Miami, tied for seventh with nine assists against Maryland and tied for eighth with six steals versus Virginia Tech.
As a Sophomore (2013-14): All-ACC selection by the ACC Coaches ... Ronald McDonald Duke Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 11 ... started the first 28 games until being sidelined with a torn ACL against Notre Dame on Feb. 23 ... averaged 13.1 points, 5.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals ... her 5.3 assists ranked second in the ACC at the time of her injury ... drained a career-best 40 three-pointers, while hitting 38.8 percent from downtown ... notched two double-doubles on the season ... had 13 points and tied a school-record with 15 assists at Florida State ... tied a school record with 10 steals along with 15 points versus Notre Dame ... scored 20 or more points three times ... hit at least one three-pointer in her final 13 games of the season ... in the ACC stats, ranked 22nd in scoring, second in assists, sixth in three-point field goal percentage (38.8), tied fourth in steals (2.1) and tied seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.6) ... in ACC games only, ranked 25th in scoring (13.2), second in assists (6.5), tied fourth in steals (2.1), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (40.7) and tied eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8).
2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team: Guided the U19 World Championship Team to a 9-0 record and the gold medal in Lithuania ... started all nine games and averaged 10.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals, while collecting her third career gold medal with USA Basketball ... her 4.3 assists per game average ranked tied for fourth among all teams ... Jones dished 29 assists, which ranked tied for the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team record.
As a Freshman (2012-13): Full Court Second Team Freshman All-America ... Norfolk Region All-Tournament Team ... ACC Tournament MVP ... All-ACC Freshman ... a three-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... started all 36 contests ... averaged 9.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals ... after Chelsea Gray was injured on Feb. 17, Jones averaged 13.8 points, 6.1 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals ... scored in double-figures in seven straight games during that stretch ... dished 144 assists, which is the second-most in Duke history by a freshman ... totaled 63 steals, which is the fifth-most by a Blue Devil freshman ... ranked tied for seventh in the ACC in assists (4.0) and tied for 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.1) ... averaged 17.7 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in the ACC Tournament ... hit 60.0 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from downtown in the ACC Tournament ... became just the third freshman in ACC history to be named ACC Tournament MVP ... against UNC in the ACC title game, registered a career-high 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four steals ... one of only six freshmen in Duke history to total 100 assists in a season ... closed the regular season being named the ACC Rookie of the Week in both weeks ... dished 26 assists in four NCAA Tournament games, which tied the Duke tournament record ... posted a then career-high 22 points versus North Carolina in the regular-season finale ... nearly netted a triple-double to open the NCAA Tournament against Hampton with 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds ... notched 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Sweet 16 of the NCAAs versus Nebraska ... became the sixth Blue Devil under Coach P to start their first collegiate game at Duke.
Rankings: No. 3 (ESPN HoopGurlz), No. 6 (Blue Star Report), No. 7 (All Star Girls Report)
2011 USA Basketball U19 National Team: Named to the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-1 record and captured the gold medal at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship in Puerto Montt, Chile ... played in nine games averaging 1.1 points and 1.2 rebounds.
2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team: Guided the U18 squad to a 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas Championship and a gold medal … started all five games and averaged a USA fourth-best 8.2 points per game and a team second-best 6.4 rebounds per game.
High School/AAU: A 2012 Parade Magazine All-America ... named the Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year and Miss Texas Basketball as a junior and senior ... totaled nine points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes in the McDonald’s All-America contest ... started for the Navy Team in the WBCA All-America game, while posting 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and one steal in a team-high 33 minutes ... 2011 ESPN HoopGurlz and ESPN Rise Underclass All-America selection … a Dallas Morning News All-Area first team pick as a junior … registered 29 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles over her career ... as a senior, averaged 22.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.4 steals ... a preseason Naismith National High School Player of the Year candidate ... collected a career-high 42 points against Incarnate Word along with 10 rebounds ... notched 15 double-doubles and two triple-doubles her senior year ... registered 20 games with 20 or more points and 12 contests with 30 or more points ... pulled down 10 or more rebounds in nine games and 10 or more assists in eight contests ... scored 30 or more points in five straight games ... led MacArthur to a 32-2 record ... pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and dished a season-high 14 assists her senior year ... led MacArthur to the Class 5A state championship and an overall record of 37-2 during her junior season … voted Texas Class 5A Tournament MVP and to the All-Tournament team after notching a triple-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in the 2011 state championship game … a three-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-State Class 5A selection … a three-time all-district honoree … twice tabbed TABC All-Class 5A Region … averaged 22.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 4.5 steals and 7.2 assists as a junior … named District Newcomer of the Year in 2010 while leading MacAthur to a 38-2 record … started all 39 games as a freshman and averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 5.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest … plays in the summer for the Texas Express AAU squad … also lettered in track & field and volleyball at MacArthur.
Personal: Full name is Alexis Michelle Jones ... born May 8, 1994 in Midland, Texas. ... daughter of David Jones and Carla Seldon ... has two brothers, Anthony (28) and Andrew (14) ... mother, Carla, was an All-America track athlete at Angelo 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… named to the high school honor roll list ... earned ACC Honor Roll accolades as a freshman at Duke.