Alexa  Middleton

33Alexa Middleton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Riverdale H.S.

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

CAREER HIGHS

  • Points: 21 // Navy, 11/13/16
  • Rebounds: 7 // Saint Francis, 12/3/14
  • Assists: 11 // Tenn. State, 11/30/16*
  • Steals: 5 // JMU, 11/11/16
  • Blocks: 1 // Kentucky, 3/7/15
  • Field Goals: 8 // Penn, 11/14/14
  • 3-Pointers: 6 // Navy, 11/13/16
  • Free Throws: 5 // Alabama, 2/19/15
  • Minutes: 34 // Navy, 11/13/16
  • *Indicates most recent high

CAREER HONORS

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2015-16
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2014-15

2016-17 - JUNIOR

  • Averaging 13.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game in the Lady Vols’ victories.
  • Scored nine points and grabbed four steals while tying her career high with 11 assists vs. TSU.
  • Started the season out hot as she hit 10-11 three pointers and had two of the three highest scoring games of her career in the first two contests of the 2016-17 season.
  • Scored a career high 21 points on 6-7 shooting from behind the arc against Navy.
  • Notched 18 points on 4-4 shooting from behind the three-point line while also adding a career-high five steals in 26 minutes off the bench as the Lady Vols defeated JMU 81-69.
  • Averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in season openers.
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed six boards (which was more than she had in any game in 2015-16) in 27 minutes vs. Carson-Newman in the exhibition win.

2015-16 - SOPHOMORE

  • Averaged 3.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29 games during the 2015-16 season.
  • Led the team in assists three times and three pointers twice.
  • Notched a season-best 15 points, five rebounds and six assists on 5-of-8 shooting in the season opener against Central Arkansas.
  • Recorded SEC highs with eight points, four rebounds and two assists on 4-of-6 shooting from the field vs. Auburn.
  • Missed four straight games in December due to a foot injury.
  • Returned to action with 17 minutes against Stetson, hitting both shots from behind the three-point line to help her finish with eight points, two rebounds and three assists.
  • Tallied seven points on 3-for-4 shooting off the bench in the win over #20 Mizzou.
  • Scored seven points in nine minutes off the bench against UAlbany.
  • Notched five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes against ETSU.
  • Notched six points on 2-of-3 shooting in eight minutes off the bench in the SEC quarters vs. Texas A&M.
  • Went 2-of-3 from the three-point line, finishing with six points at home versus Arkansas on Feb. 4.
  • Led the team with five assists off the bench at Arkansas on Jan. 14.

2014-15 - FRESHMAN

  • Played in all 36 games in her first season at Tennessee, starting the first three.
  • She became the 18th freshman to start her first game as a Lady Vol.
  • Carded a double-double of 20 points and 11 assists in the opener vs. Penn, recording the most assists by a Lady Vol in a freshman debut.
  • It marked the seventh double-double by a UT freshman but the first-ever of the points/assists variety.
  • She was only the fifth Lady Vol to score 20 or more in her rookie debut.
  • Scored in double figures five times as a freshman, including 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a top-10 showdown vs. Oregon State.
  • Was 4-of-4 from the field vs. Wichita State and finished with 10 points.
  • Recorded 49 assists and 40 turnovers for the season.
  • Committed only one turnover over her final five games of the 2014-15 season.
  • Nabbed three or more steals on three occasions, including four vs. Saint Francis to go along with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
  • Finished fifth on the team in steals with 26 despite ranking ninth in minutes played.

USA/AAU BASKETBALL

  • Played for the Tennessee Flight AAU team.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Ranked No. 28 in 2014 espnW HoopGurlz Top 100.
  • Rated as a five-star recruit on that list and the No. 4-ranked guard.
  • Blue Star rated her as the No. 22 player in the country.
  • Full Court ranked her the No. 32 player in the nation.
  • All-Star Girls Report had her 46th.
  • WBCA All-American (2014).
  • McDonald's All-American (2014).
  • Had three points, five assists and four rebounds in 20 minutes in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game.
  • Won Powerade Jam Fest skills competition and three-point shootout in conjunction with the McDonald's Game.
  • Became first McDonald's All-American to win two contests at the Powerade Jam Fest.
  • USA TODAY All-American - Third Team (2014).
  • SchollyMe All-World Game participant (2014).
  • Class AAA Miss Basketball (2014) and Miss Basketball finalist (2013).
  • Tennessean Mid-State Player of the Year (2013).
  • Played on back-to-back state championship teams in 2012 and 2013.
  • Helped 2013 Riverdale team to national championship season.
  • Four-time Class AAA all-state honoree.
  • Four-time all-district and all-region selection.
  • Averaged 17.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 2.8 spg. as a senior.
  • She shot 44% from the field, 35% on threes and 77% from the free throw line.
  • As a junior, she averaged 16.0 ppg., 4.0 apg. and 2.5 spg.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Alexa C. Middleton.
  • Born on Oct. 31, 1995, in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Parents are Michael and Celeste Middleton.
  • Celeste played basketball at Murfreesboro Oakland High School and at Lipscomb University.
  • Has an older brother, Killen.
  • Majoring in advertising.
  • Recipient of the Marion D. Hoppe Winners' Circle Scholarship for Off Guards.
  • Follow @AMidd33 on Twitter and @alexacm33 on Instagram.
 

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