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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

 

WNBA CAREER

2020 (Las Vegas—)

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

 

OVERSEAS CAREER

2018-19 [Holon—Israel (XXXX)]

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

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

2015-16 [Gelistirnler—Turkey (XXXX)]

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

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

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS

 

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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