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Alex Bentley

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2013 WNBA Season: Named to WNBA All-Rookie Team…Set a new WNBA record by making 10 consecutive 3-pointers from 6/14-6/28 ... Tied franchise record for assists in a game with 11 9/2 vs. Los Angeles, and added 10 points ... 21st in the league in assists (2.8) ... Third among all rookies in assists (2.8) and steals (1.0) and fourth in scoring (8.3) ... Averaged 10.5 points and 4.7 assists in 10 starts ... Had 12 assists before committing her first turnover ... Had 10 points and a team-high six assists in a victory at Indiana 5/3 ... Collected 11 points 6/14 vs. Seattle ... Scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 3-of-3 on 3-pointers 6/28 vs. Washington ... 16 points with five assists and career best four steals in her first start 7/14 at Seattle ... Tied career high with 17 points and added career best five rebounds 7/24 vs. Connecticut ... 11 points, five assists and three steals 8/10 at Indiana ... Eight points and career-high seven assists 8/28 vs. Washington ... Career-high 19 points with five assists 8/31 at Chicago ... 11 points off the bench 9/6 at New York ... 11 points off the bench 9/13 at Chicago ... Totaled 17 points, career-best six boards and four assists 9/15 at San Antonio.

College: Just the fourth player in Big Ten history to amass career totals of at least 1,500 points, 500 assists and 300 steals, joining a group that includes WNBA vets Katie Smith and Tamara Moore ... Named honorable mention All-American by the WBCA and Associated Press as a senior after averaging 14.1 points, 3.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game, leading the Big Ten and ranking sixth nationally in steals ... Named one of seven finalists for the Lieberman Award, given to the nation’s top Division I point guard ... Won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s outstanding female collegian 5-8-and-under who excels athletically and academically ... Also led the league in steals as a junior en route to earning honorable mention All-American honors ... Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten selection ... Two-time member of the league’s All-Defensive team ... Averaged more than 14 points per game in each of her final three sea-sons at Penn State, finishing her career with 1,786 points scored, which is eighth in program history ... Also finished her career ranked second in school history in steals (325) and tied for sixth in assists (567).

Personal

Full name is Alexandria Marie Bentley ... Daughter of Jeff and Marie Wilson ... Has one brother, Jeff Wilson II, and a sister, Alana Bentley ... Broadcast journalism major with a minor in sociology at Penn State ... In high school led Ben Davis (Indianapolis) to a 30-0 record, a state championship, and a No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 poll ... Was named a Third Team Parade Magazine High School All-American.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Atlanta Dream in the first round (13th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft…Traded to the Washington Mystics on March 12, 2014 along with Atlanta’s third round pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft (32nd overall) in exchange for Matee Ajavon and Washington’s second round pick (18th overall)…Traded to the Connecticut Sun that same day in exchange for Kara Lawson.