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Alex Bentley's Bio

About Alex Bentley

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @bentleya20
Instagram @bentleya20

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

Apr. 15, 2013 Drafted by the Atlanta Dream in the second round (No. 13 overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft
Mar. 12, 2014 Traded to Washington, along with Atlanta’s third round  pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, in exchange for Matee Ajavon and the Mystics’ second round pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft
Mar. 12, 2014 Traded to Connecticut in exchange for Kara Lawson
Mar. 17, 2017 Signed a contract extension with Connecticut
July 9, 2018 Traded to Atlanta in exchange for Layshia Clarendon and the Dream’s second round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft
June 16, 2020 Signed as a free agent by the Las Vegas Aces
July 22, 2020 Waived by the Las Vegas Aces

 

WNBA REGULAR SEASON CAREER

2019 (Atlanta)

  • Led the team in scoring on 3 occasions, including a season-high 21 points against Chicago on August 3
  • Led the team in assists on 11 occasions, including a season-high 8 assists vs. Las Vegas on September 5
  • Scored in double digits on 16 occasions, including 4 consecutive double-figure outings to close the season
  • Tied her career high record with 2 blocks at Phoenix on July 7

2018 (Connecticut/Atlanta)

  • Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Phoenix on August 17

2017 (Connecticut)

  • Scored in double-figures on 10 occasions, including a season-high 16 vs. Phoenix on August 4
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists on 2 occasions
  • Missed three  games from June 10-17 competing for Belarus at the FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament

2016 (Connecticut)

  • Led the team in scoring, and finished second in assists
  • Led the team in scoring on 12 occasions, and in assists 7 times
  • Tied the franchise record for consecutive 20-point games with three straight—20 at Phoenix on June 29, 24 at Dallas on July 2, and 24 against Minnesota on July 7
  • Scored in double figures on 22 occasions including 7 games with 20 or more points, and a career-high tying 31 vs. Washington on June 14

2015 (Connecticut)

  • Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, leading the East in scoring with 23 points
  • Suffered a season-ending ankle injury at Tulsa on August 21
  • Scored in double figures 19 times, including 11 straight from June 16 through July 22
  • Scored a career-high 31 points vs. Washington on August 7
  • Picked up a career-high 6 steals vs. Atlanta on June 14

2014 (Connecticut)

  • Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for her play in three games from June 12-15, averaging 19.3 points on 22-of-36 (61.1%) shooting from the field
  • Scored in double figures 22 times, including five games of 20 or more points
  • Finished third on the team in scoring, while leading the team in assists
  • Tied for 13th in the WNBA in assists per game

2013 (Atlanta)

  • Named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Set a WNBA record by making 10 consecutive three-pointers from June 14-28
  • Tied the franchise record for assists in a game with 11 against Los Angeles on September 2
  • Among rookies, ranked fourth in the league in scoring and third in assists and steals
  • Scored a season-high 19 points at Chicago on August 31
  • Scored in double figures on 12 occasions

 

WNBA POSTSEASON CAREER

2018 (Atlanta)

  • Scored in double figures in all 5 games of the Dream’s WNBA Semifinals series against the Mystics
  • Scored a postseason career-high 22 points in Game 2 of the Dream’s 78-75 win over Washington in the WNBA Semifinals

2017 (Connecticut)

  • Scored 5 points in Connecticut’s Second Round loss to Phoenix on September 10

2013 (Atlanta)

  • Made her postseason debut on September 19, 2013 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington, scoring 2 points, picking up 2 steals, handing out 2 assists and grabbing 1 rebound
  • Established postseason career highs with 6 assists and 3 steals on October 10, 2013 in the WNBA Finals against Minnesota
  • Grabbed a postseason career-high 7 rebounds at Indiana in the Eastern Conference Finals on September 29, 2013

 

OVERSEAS CAREER

2020-21 [Dynamo Kursk—Russia (PBL)]

2020-21 [Dynamo Kursk—Russia (EL)]

2018-19 [Elitzur Holon—Israel (D1)]

  • Finished second on the team in assists
  • Finished as the Israeli League regular season runner up
  • Advanced to the Israeli League semifinals

2017-18 [Nadezhda Orenburg—Russia (PBL)]

  • Advanced to the Russian League Semifinals
  • Led the team in scoring, while finishing second in assists and third in steals

2017-18 [Nadezhda Orenburg—Russia (EL)]

  • Finished in 6th place in Group B
  • Finished second on the team in assists

2017-18 [Nadezhda Orenburg—Russia (EC)]

  • Lost to Perfumerias, 2-0, in the quarterfinals

2016-17 [Adana ASKI Mersin—Turkey (TBBL)]

  • Led the team in scoring, while finishing second in assists and steals

2015-16 [Yakin Dogu—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Advanced to the Turkish Cup Semifinals
  • Finished second on the team in scoring

2014-15 [Tarbes Gespe Bigorre—France (LFB)]

  • Led the team in scoring while finishing second in assists and steals

2013-14 [Sport Club do Recife—Brazil (LBF)]

  • Won Brazilian League regular season championship
  • Advanced to Brazilian League Finals

OVERSEAS STATISTICS

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2013-14 Recife LBF 13 250 46 112 .411
1
20 .050 10 16 .625 7 26 33 9 12 3 18 29 103 7.9
2014-15 Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
LFB 30 882 206 463 .445 57 166 .343 46 56 .821 15 51 66 90 57 0 60 72 516 17.2
2015-16 Yakin Dogu
KBSL 20 482 94
236
.398
27
85
.318
25
32
.781
15 39
54
46 28
0
20
56
240
12.0
2016-17 Adana Aski Mersin
TBBL
22
735
149
391
.381
33
117
.282
48
58
.828
7
78
85
84
33
2
44
70
378
17.2
2017-18 Nadezhda O
PBL
17
444
97
200
.485
37
89
.416
13
21
.619
9
27
36
56
20
0
26
32
245
14.4
2017-18 Nadezhda O EL 2 44 6 13 .462 4 6 .667 1 2 .500 0 4 4 6 0 0 4 3 17 8.5
2017-18 Nadezhda O EC 2
56
9
22
.409
6
15
.400
2
3
.667
1
1
2
8
1
0
8
8
26
13.0
2018-19 Holon D1 14 514 84 248 .339 33 111 .297 24 34 .706 6 35 41 76 18 0 39 34 225 16.1
2020-21
Dynamo Kursk
PBL
2020-21 Dynamo Kursk EL
Brazlian League (LBF)
13
250
46
112
.411
1
20
.050
10
16 .625
7
26
33
9
12
3
18
29
103
7.9
French League (LFB) 30 882
206
463
.445
57
166
.343
46
56
.821
15
51
66
90
57
0
60
72
516
17.2
Turkish League (KBSL)
20
482
94 236
.398
27
85
.318
25
32
.781
15
39
54
46
28
0
20
56
240
12.0
Turkish League (TBBL) 22 735 149 391 .381 33 117 .282 48 58 .828 7 78 85 84 33 2 44 70 378 17.2
Russian League (PBL)
17 444 97 200 .485 37 89 .416 13 21 .619 9 27 36 56 20 0 26 32 245 14.4
Israeli League (D1)
14 514
84
248
.339
33
111
.297
24
34
.706
6
35
41
76
18
0
39
34
225
16.1
EuroLeague (EL)
2 44
6
13
.462
4
6
.667
1
2
.500
0
4
4
6
0
0
4
3
17
8.5
EuroCup (EC) 2
56
9
22
.409
6
15
.400
2
3
.667
1
1
2
8
1
0
8
8
26
13.0
Totals 91 2459 435 960 .453 179 445 .402 234 275 .851 42 172 214 274 94 4 151 204 1283 14.1

 

COLLEGE

Career (Penn State, 2009-13)

  • Became 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
  • Finished her career ranked second in school history in steals and tied for sixth in assists

Senior (Penn State, 2012-13)

  • Named honorable mention All-American by the WBCA and Associated Press
  • Led 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 most outstanding female collegian 5-foot-8 and under, who excels athletically and academically
  • Named to the All-Big 10 First Team
  • Named to the Big-10 All-Defensive Team

Junior (Penn State, 2011-12)

  • Led the league in steals as a junior en route to earning honorable mention All-American honors
  • Named to the All-Big 10 First Team
  • Named to the Big-10 All-Defensive Team

Sophomore (Penn State, 2010-11)

  • Named to the All-Big 10 First Team
  • Named to the Big 10 All-Tournament Team

Freshman (Penn State, 2009-10)

  • Named to the Big 10 All-Freshman Team

COLLEGE STATISTICS

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2009-10 Penn State Big 10
31 30 957 157 353 .445 21 67 .313 30 50 .600 15 70 85 125 49 10 85 63 365 11.8
2010-11 Penn State Big 10
35 34 1106 204 457 .446 22 63 .349 75 94 .798 17 78 95 174 69 12 102 74 505 14.4
2011-12 Penn State Big 10
33 33 1119 184 435 .423 19 63 .302 78 114 .684 15 73 88 156 98 8 114 79 465 14.1
2012-13 Penn State Big 10
32 32 996 180 440 .409 25 89 .281 66 81 .815 14 94 108 112 109 8 62 71 451 14.1
Totals 131 129 4178 725 1685 .430 87 282 .309 249 339 .735 61 315 376 567 325 38 363 287 1786 13.6

 

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

 

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Alexandria Marie Bentley
  • Is the daughter of Jeff and Marie Wilson
  • Has one brother, Jeff Wilson II, and a sister, Alana Bentley
  • Majored in broadcast journalism major with a minor in sociology
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