Alexa Middleton

Alexa Middleton

Guard

CLASS: 2014

97

SCOUTS GRADE

  • Murfreesboro, TNHometown
  • Riverdale High School
  • 5-8Height
  • Weight
  • 28Overall Rank
  • 4Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Tennessee Turkey Jam-November 2013: Confident combo-guard with offensive fire power; deep range threat, breaks down defenders; brings IQ to the floor, competitive persona. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2013: Smart, fundamental floor leader with a scorer's mentality; reads defenders, cerebral in approach; range beyond the arc with streaky consistency; half-court manager executes the game plan; has next-level size and frame with deceptive quickness and speed; assumes the leadership role. (Olson)

JOP Holiday Invitational-Jan. 12: The talent this point guard possesses has been well-documented since her first wicked crossover as an eighth-grader playing up on older Tennessee Flight teams. But the reason she's included from this event is because of her growth as a true point guard. With teammate Tyisha Petty out with an injury, she is her team's only other option at point guard. She's handling her turnovers so much better as a sophomore, and perhaps some of that is because she's not turning it over as much. She gets applauded for her shooting stroke, which wasn't as dialed in as we've seen in the past, but she sure passed the ball as well as any viewing to date. She seems to grasp the difference between engaging the defender to allow a play to develop and simply creating off the dribble and making it up as she goes. A distinction that was as evident a year ago at this very same tournament. (Hansen)

PBR Super 64-July 2011: Middleton continues to establish herself as one to watch in the 2014 class. Her physical play and confidence is advanced for her age. On a talented team she's not forcing things and shows a good understanding of when to look for her own and when to give it up. Her post feeds will keep the bigs on her team smiling and also provide her with some kick out options once defenders begin to double down. Defensively she's competitive, aggressive and willing to hit the floor. (Lewis)

USAB U16 Trials-May 11: Surprising early cut. Provided smart and impressive play both on the break and in the halfcourt. Reads the floor and defenders efficiently making plays leading to good looks as well as assists. Feeds the post while relocating and setting up both the cut or shot. Sound athlete who plays both aggressive and physical at the defensive end of the floor. Her combination of skills and court instincts are impressive for her age. No guarantee she would have made the team but had her ticket home punched way too early. Keep watching. (Lewis)

High IQ--terrific passer. She understands how to penetrate the defense and find open players. She plays with a great deal of confidence and will be a player to watch in this class. (Bodine)

Notes

A 2014 McDonald's All-American.

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