High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Alexis Jones

Texas Girls Hoop POY: Alexis Jones

March, 8, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Return of the POY, Alexis Jones, Texas, MacArthur
Glenn Nelson/ESPNHSAlexis Jones is the returning Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
THE WINNER: Alexis Jones

THE BASICS

School: MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 5-foot-9

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Jones averaged 25.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.8 steals and 1.1 blocks this past season, leading the Cardinals (35-3) to the Class 5A regional finals, where they fell to Duncanville (Dallas, Texas), 62-55, in overtime. The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, she is a two-time returning All-American as named by ESPNHS. Jones averaged 24.0 points, 9.9 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 5.0 steals and 1.5 blocks as a junior, capturing the state title game’s Most Valuable Player honor in leading MacArthur to the 2011 Class 5A state championship. She played for USA Basketball’s 2010 Women’s U18 National Team and 2011 Women’s U19 World Championship Team.

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Eye on POY: Texas girls basketball

March, 1, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Return of the POY, Alexis Jones, Texas, MacArthur
Glenn Nelson/ESPNHSAlexis Jones is the returning Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Alexis Jones
Senior point guard, MacArthur
(Irving, Texas)

2011-12 Team record: 35-3
(Class 5A)
2011-12 Team standing: Lost Class 5A regional final to Duncanville (Dallas, Texas), 62-55 in overtime; No. 18 ranked team on ESPNHS FAB 50

2011-12 Points per game: 24.2
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 7.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 6.4
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.0
2011-12 Steals per game: 4.7

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Duke University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 32.6 points in five Class 5A state tournament games. Her 24.2 points and 6.4 assists produced 55.5 percent of MacArthur’s 66.7 points per game. 2010-11 Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year. No. 3 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS. 2012 McDonald’s All-American. 2012 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game selection. Member of USA Basketball’s 2010 Women’s U18 National Team & 2011 Women’s U19 World Championship Team. 2010 and 2011 ESPNHS All-American. 2011 Class 5A state tournament Most Valuable Player. 2011 Class 5A state champion. 2009, 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State selection as named by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

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Return of the POY: Texas' Alexis Jones

February, 1, 2012
2/01/12
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The 2011-12 Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year selection process is underway, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for.

Return of the POY, Alexis Jones, Texas, MacArthur
Glenn Nelson/ESPNHSAlexis Jones is the returning Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Name: Alexis Jones
School: MacArthur (Irving, Texas)

Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard

Height: 5-foot-9

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Led Warriors (35-2) to the 2011 Class 5A state championship. No. 3 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS HoopGurlz. 2010-11 Class 5A state tournament Most Valuable Player. 2009-10 ESPNHS Underclass All-American. Three-time First Team All-State selection as named by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Member of the 2011 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team, 2010 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team and 2009 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team Trials Roster.
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