Alexis  Hornbuckle

14Alexis Hornbuckle


Charleston, W.Va.

High School:
South Charleston






2006-07: Named to the All-SEC first team by a vote of the league's coaches and by the Associated Press...One of 30 midseason finalists for the Naismith Award...At the conclusion of the season, joined Chamique Holdsclaw and Tamika Catchings as the only three Lady Vols to amass 900+ points, 500+ rebounds, 350+ assists, 250+ steals and 50+ blocks Against North Carolina in the NCAA semifinal game, she scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and five steals, vaulting her into second place in the UT single-season record books for thefts...Scored eight points and grabbed as many rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes of action against Marist...Led the team in scoring against Drake with 14 points...Named to the SEC All-Tournament team after averaging 23 points and 7 rebounds in two games...Scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds and three steals against LSU in the SEC semis...Had 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds against South Carolina in the SEC quarterfinals...Scored nine points and added five rebounds, four assists and an incredible block against Vanderbilt...Saw her streak of 63 consecutive games with a steal come to an end against the Commodores...Scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Mississippi...Just short of a double-double against Auburn, where she scored 12 points and grabbed nine boards. Also had two assists, two steals and a block against the Tigers...Scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, four steals and offered seven assists against Georgia on Feb. 5....Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game against Duke after she scored a then-career-high 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes on a sore knee...Made two crucial three-pointers against Georgia en route to 14 points. Also grabbed five rebounds and three steals against the Lady Bulldogs in the longest game of her career (39 minutes)...Against Florida, fell one rebound shy of the first triple-double in Lady Vol history with her 10-point, 10-assist, 9-rebound performance. Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game for her efforts against the Gators...Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game against Alabama after offering eight points, seven assists and four steals in the SEC season opener...Contributed four steals, four assists and a career-best three blocks against Notre Dame. Reached the 300 career assists plateau...Helped carry the Lady Vols in the second half against Old Dominion. Finished with 10 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line...Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game against West Virginia after a career-high four three-pointers led to 18 points. She added five rebounds, three assists and three steals against her home state...Added a valuable four steals, four assists and six rebounds against North Carolina...Came back from a slow start and early foul trouble against Stanford to score nine points, grab five rebounds and record three steals...Scored 13 points, handed off five assists and picked up four steals against Arizona State...Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game against Chattanooga in the season opener after then-career-bests in points (19), steals (7) and three-pointers (2). Also against the Lady Mocs, she handed off three assists and didn't have a turnover...Played 22 minutes against the Houston Jaguars, during which time she pocketed six steals, dished out three assists, scored nine points and grabbed seven boards...Led the team in scoring (21) against Carson-Newman. She also grabbed five steals and had seven assists against the Lady Eagles...One of 50 preseason Naismith Award candidates...One of 30 preseason Wooden Award candidates...A preseason second-team All-SEC selection according to the league's coaches and the media poll.

2005-06: Named to the All-SEC second team by the league's coaches...Finished her sophomore season ranked seventh in the UT record books for career assist average (3.48 apg)...Currently 24th in the record books for career steals, she is on pace to break Bridgette Gordon's Lady Vol record of 338 career steals...Against Army, Hornbuckle saw her first action since breaking her right wrist on Feb. 12 against Vanderbilt...She scored three points but added a team-high six rebounds and four steals against the Black Knights...Dr. Robert Ivy--team orthopedic hand specialist--performed surgery on Feb. 15 to implant a fixation screw to assist in the healing of the navicular scaphoid bone fracture in Hornbuckle's wrist...One of 11 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which goes annually to the nation's top point guard...Failed to start against Vanderbilt on Feb. 12, ending her streak of 32 consecutive starts dating back to last season...Named the Philips Player of the Game against Alabama after scoring 14 points, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four steals...Suffered a contusion of her patella in the Duke game...Named the Philips Player of the Game after a 15-point, five-assist and three-steal performance against Vanderbilt on Jan. 19...Fell one assist shy of becoming the first Lady Vol in school history to record a triple-double, with 10 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists against Connecticut...Added four steals and was perfect from the foul line (6-6) against the Huskies...Named the CBS Player of the Game for her efforts against UConn...Scored 13 points along with five assists and five rebounds against South Carolina...Named the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week on Jan. 2 for her efforts the week before against Temple and Notre Dame...Named the Philips Player of the Game against Notre Dame as she was the only player to score in double figures (15) against the Irish...Added four assists, five steals and eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action...Stole the show in the game against Princeton... Scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists, recorded a career-high six steals and stuffed a Tiger attempt in 26 minutes of action...Named the Philips Player of the Game for her efforts...Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds during a high energy performance against Stanford...Scored seven of her 11 points in the first five minutes of the second half against Texas...Named the Philips Player of the Game after a career-high 19 points against Maryland...Also grabbed five rebounds and snagged four steals, two blocks and two assists against the Terps...Scored nine points and grabbed four boards in the Lady Vols' 83-55 routing of Michigan State at the Paradise Jam...A preseason second-team All-SEC selection...A preseason candidate for the Naismith Award.

2004-05: Joined teammate Nicky Anosike as a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team...The guard led the team in steals (64), assists (110) and at just 5'11", ranked third in blocks (21)... Ranked seventh in the SEC in assist/turnover ratio (1.38)...Played in all 35 games...Recorded a double-double in her first NCAA Tournament game, totaling 11 points and 12 rebounds in the victory against Western Carolina...Also dished out five assists and swiped three steals...Awarded the diamond ring for best unifying the team...Averaged 9.7 ppg in SEC Tournament play...Grabbed eight rebounds and scored nine points, just missing a double-double in the win against top-ranked LSU in the SEC Tournament championship game...Equaled a career high with 17 points in the season finale at Alabama after not missing a shot during the game (5-of-5 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line)...Selected as the Philips Player of the Game for her efforts...Came off the bench in the win versus Mississippi, totaling seven points, six rebounds and a career-high seven assists...Scored a team-high 14 points to go along with six boards, four assists and two steals in the victory at Connecticut, earning her Co-SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 10, Lady Vol Athlete of the Week and Philips Player of the Game honors for her effort...Averaged 13.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg during her first five games as a starter...Posted career highs in points (17) and steals (five) en route to earning Philips Player of the Game honors in the triumph at Louisiana Tech...Earned her first career start in the win against DePaul.


HIGH SCHOOL: Joins former Lady Vols Amy Gamble and Mary Ostrowski as UT players from the state of West Virginia...Named as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2004 High School Player of the Year and the WBCA All-America Game Most Valuable Player (2004)...McDonald's All-America and McDonald's All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (2004)...Parade Magazine and Street & Smith's First-Team All-America (2003)...Nike Top-100 All-America (2001, 2002, 2003)...Student Sports First-Team All-America (2003)...Four-time adidas All-America (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)...USA TODAY Second-Team All-America (2003)...Parade Magazine and Street & Smith's Second-Team All-America (2002)...USA TODAY Junior and Sophomore All-America...Student Sports Sophomore and Freshman All-America...Street & Smith's Sixth-Team All-America (2001) and Top 100 choice...Student Sports All-East Second Team...Three-time Gatorade West Virginia Player of the Year...Four-time SSAC High School All-State selection...Associated Press Player of the Year for West Virginia...AAA First-Team All-State choice following all four seasons of her prep career (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)...West Virginia Player of the Year on three occasions...AAA All-State Captain (2003) and Co-Captain (2002)...Conference Player of the Year (2001, 2002)...West Virginia-SSAC State Player of the Year...Kanawha County High School Player of the Year...Led South Charleston H.S. to four West Virginia State Championships...Named as the No. 4-ranked senior in the nation by the Blue Star Index.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Participated on the USA Youth Development Festival East Team that completed play in first place with a perfect 5-0 mark...Hornbuckle led the East squad with 16.0 ppg, while contributing 4.8 rpg and 2.4 spg and shooting at a .523 clip from the floor...Played with current Lady Vol Nicky Anosike on the East team, while Candace Parker (North) also participated in the event...Three-time AAU West Virginia Tornadoes Most Valuable Player...USJN National Champion (2001)...1998 and 2000 West Virginia AAU State Champion...National AAU runner-up in 1998...1997 YBOA National Champion and Most Valuable Player making Alexis the first West Virginian to win the national MVP honor...Seventh-place at AAU Nationals for Girls 12 & under...YBOA National Champions (11 & under girls) in 1997, a first for West Virginia...AAU National runner-up for girls 10 & under in 1996...YBOA National runner-up (11 & under) in 1996...West Virginia AAU and YBOA State Champions (1996, 1997).

PERSONAL: Alexis is currently enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Was also an all-state and all-county soccer player during her days at South Charleston H.S., while lettering three times in soccer and twice in track, in addition to basketball...Was the 2002 state high jump champ...Lists former WNBA Houston Comets superstar Cynthia Cooper as the athlete after whom she has modeled her game...Lists playing in the WNBA and owning a physical therapy/sports medicine business as her career objectives...Names former NBA all-star Julius Erving (Dr. J) as the celebrity she most admires...Has a brother Cedric, 22...Alexis Kay'ree Hornbuckle was born on Oct. 16, 1985, in Charleston, W.Va....Her parents are Jerome and Quandora Hornbuckle.


Career Highs
Points: 29 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Rebounds: 14 vs. Connecticut (1-7-06)
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (1-11-07)
Steals: 7 vs. Chattanooga (11-12-06)
Blocks: 3 vs. Notre Dame (12-30-06)*
Field Goals: 12 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Three-pointers: 4 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
Free Throws: 8 vs. Vanderbilt (1-16-05)
Minutes: 40 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
2006-07 Season Highs
Points: 29 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Rebounds: 9 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (1-11-07)
Steals: 7 vs. Chattanooga (11-12-06)
Blocks: 3 vs. Notre Dame (12-30-06)
Field Goals: 12 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Three-Pointers: 4 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
Free Throws: 6 vs. Old Dominion (12-22-06)
Minutes: 40 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
Southeastern Conference Highs
Points: 29 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Rebounds: 9 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (1-11-07)
Steals: 5 vs. LSU (2-19-07)*
Blocks: 3 vs. Kentucky (1-26-06)
Field Goals: 12 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Three-pointers: 4 vs. LSU (3-3-07)
Free Throws: 8 vs. Vanderbilt (1-16-05)
Minutes: 40 vs. LSU (3-3-07)*
NCAA Tournament Highs
Points: 16 vs. Michigan State (4-3-05)
Rebounds: 12 vs. Western Carolina (3-20-05)
Assists: 6 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)*
Steals: 5 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)
Blocks: 2 vs. Michigan State (4-3-05)
Field Goals: 7 vs. Michigan State (4-3-05)
Three-pointers: 1 vs. Drake (3-18-07)*
Free Throws: 5 vs. Rutgers (3-29-05)
Minutes: 38 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)*

*indicates most recent high




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