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Alexis Peterson
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Alexis Peterson's Bio

About Alexis Peterson

HEIGHT: 5-7

WEIGHT: 139

BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1988

BIRTHPLACE: Columbus, OH

HOMETOWN: Columbus, OH

COLLEGE: Syracuse

HIGH SCHOOL: Northland HS (OH)

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 1 season

DRAFTED BY: Seattle, 2017, Second Round (#15)

TWITTER HANDLE: @ ___PistolPete1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Drafted #15 overall by Seattle in the 2017 WNBA Draft
  • 2016-17 ACC Player of the Year
  • Syracuse women’s basketball all-time assist leader (590)
  • Second all-time in Syracuse women’s basketball program history with 1,978 career points

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Second-round pick (15th overall) in WNBA Draft
  • Scored two points in her WNBA debut at Los Angeles on 5/13
  • Recorded four points, four rebounds and two assists at Washington on 6/17
  • Scored six points vs. Minnesota on 8/16
  • Put up three points and added two assists at Chicago on 8/20
  • Posted a season- and career-best seven points at Atlanta on 8/23

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ranks second in Syracuse women’s basketball program history with 1,978 career points
  • First on the school’s all-time assists list with 590
  • Ranks second in program history with a 14.8 scoring average for her collegiate career
  • Second in Syracuse history with 677 field goals made in her career
  • Ranks second in Syracuse history with 440 career free throws made
  • Third in program history with 278 career steals
  • Ranks fourth in school history with a .347 3-point field-goal percentage for her career
  • Fifth in program history with 184 career 3-point field goals made
  • Fifth in Orange history with a 4.4 assists per game average for her collegiate career
  • Ranks fifth in program history with a 2.1 steals per game average for her career
  • Ninth in Syracuse history with 134 games played
  • 2016-17 ACC Player of the Year
  • 2016-17 WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team honoree
  • 2016-17 Associated Press All-America Second Team
  • 2016-17 espnW All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2016-17 Blue Ribbon Panel Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year
  • 2016-17 Nancy Lieberman Award and Dawn Staley Award finalist
  • Three-time Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive Team (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Set the program single-season records with 721 points scored and 231 assists in her senior season (2016-17)
  • Led the ACC and ranked sixth nationally after averaging 23.4 points per game in her senior season (2016-17)
  • Second in the ACC and 11th in the country with a 7.0 assists per game average in her senior season (2016-17)
  • Second in the ACC and 11th nationally with a 3.0 steals per contest average in her senior season (2016-17)
  • Earned All-ACC Tournament First Team honors her junior season (2015-16)

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Georgia and Michael Peterson
  • Has three siblings
  • A child and family studies major in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse
  • Scored more than 2,000 career points at Northland High School
  • Three-time girls high school basketball all-state honoree in Ohio, including first-team in 2012 and 2013
  • Led her high school team to an 87-14 record in her four scholastic seasons
  • Was class president as a junior in high school at Northland High School
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