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Bentley averaged 12.9 points and 2.5 assists per game in 2016 for Connecticut
Restricted Free Agent Alex Bentley resigns with Connecticut, while Nikki Green inks contract with Seattle
Bentley, Lucas and Wright open 20th WNBA season with respective clubs on Saturday evening
Penn State faces Purdue at approximately 9 p.m. on the Big Ten Network
2013 WNBA Draft
Penn State vs. LSU - AP Photos
Penn State vs. Cal Poly
Lady Lions' NCAA Tournament First Round Practice Day
No. 8 Penn State vs. Michigan State
Selected with the 13th overall pick by the Atlanta Dream in the 2013 WNBA Draft ... WBCA Honorable Mention All-America ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America ... 2013 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner, which is presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-8 and under who has excelled both athletically and academically ... First team All-Big Ten selection, making her the fifth player in program history to earn the honor three or more times ... Named to the Big Ten's All-Defensive team for the second time in her career ... Fourth player in Big Ten history and second player in school history (Suzie McConnell) with 1,500 points, 500 assists and 300 steals ... Finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award for the nation's top point guard ... Was on the 2013 Wade Trophy Watch List, Wooden Award Top 20, Naismith Top 30 Watch List and 2013 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List from the USBWA ... 2013 Big Ten Preseason Co-Player of the Year (coaches); first team preseason All-Big Ten (coaches & media) ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (2/12) ... Shared the Joanie O'Brien Most Outstanding Player Award with Maggie Lucas ... Finished her career second in school history in steals (325), tied for sixth in assists (567), eighth in scoring (1,786), third in field goals attempted (1,685), sixth in field goals made (725) and 10th in assist average (4.3) ... Seventh on Penn State's single-season steals chart (109) in 2012-13 ... Fourth player in school history with 100 or more steals in a season, joining Suzie McConnell (four times), Corinne Gulas (twice) and Helen Darling ... Ninth player in school history and 24th in Big Ten history with 500 assists ... Ninth player in school history with 1,700 points ... Fourth player in school history and 15th player in Big Ten history with 300 steals ... Finished in the top 15 in the Big Ten in scoring (11th - 14.1), assists (9th - 3.5), free throw percentage (9th - .815) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3rd - 1.8) ... Notched 18 points in the NCAA Tournament win over Cal Poly (3/24) ... Chipped in 20 points to go along with four assists, one block and one steal in the Big Ten Quarterfinals against Ohio State (3/8) ... Chipped in 19 points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals at Minnesota (2/28) ... Filled the stat sheet with 20 points via an 8-for-12 shooting performance to go along with five rebounds, seven assists and five steals against Illinois (2/20) ... Had a season-high 24 points via a 9-for-16 shooting performance with three assists and four steals in the win over Michigan State (2/10) ... Notched 20 points with four rebounds and three steals playing in her home state for the final time at Indiana (2/7) ... Tallied 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win at Ohio State (1/27) ... Accounted for 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and five steals in the win at Michigan (1/21) ... Solid on both sides of the ball with 14 points, five assists and game-high six steals in the win over Wisconsin (1/17) ... Contributed a game-high 19 points to go along with five rebounds and five steals against Nebraska (1/13) ... Tied her career high with eight steals in the victory over NJIT (12/23) ... Registered 23 points via an 8-for-14 shooting performance with five rebounds, four assists and two steals against Georgetown (12/9) ... Collected 19 points to go along with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the Cal State Northridge game (11/24) ... Scored 14 of her game-high 21 points in the second half after battling foul trouble in the opening frame at #16/13 Texas A&M (11/14) ... Also tallied four assists and four steals against the Aggies ... Accounted for 14 points, six rebounds and seven steals in the season opening win over Howard (11/11).
WBCA Honorable Mention All-America ... All-Big Ten first team selection for the second time in her career, making her one of nine players in school history with multiple first team accolades ... Selected to Big Ten All-Defensive team ... Wade Trophy, Wooden Award Midseason and Naimsith Trophy Midseason watch lists ... Collegiate Pride Defensive Player of the Year ... 33rd Lady Lion and 15th junior to score 1,000 career points with 11 tallies against Virginia Tech (12/6) ... 10th on Penn State's career assists list (455) ... 15th on Penn State's career scoring chart (1,335) ... 12th on Penn State's career steals list (216) ... First Lady Lion to lead the conference in steals (3.1) since Jess Strom led the Big Ten in back-to-back seasons in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... Finished in the Top 15 in the Big Ten in scoring (11th - 14.1), assists (4th - 4.7), steals (2nd - 3.0), assist-to-turnover ratio (7th - 1.4) and minutes played (8th - 33.9) ... Posted nine 20-point games ... Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year (coaches and media) ... Selected as Nugget Classic Tournament MVP after averaging 18.0 points, 4.5 assists and 4.5 steals in two games ... Named to Lady Lion Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals ... Connected on 50% (7-14) of her shots en route to 21 points with five assists in the NCAA First Round win over UTEP (3/18) ... Recorded 22 points with three steals and four assists in the Big Ten semifinals against Purdue (3/3) ... Nabbed seven steals against Minnesota in the Big Ten Quarterfinals (3/2), which ties for the fifth-most thefts in a BTT game ... Connected on 7-of-12 shots from the field en route to 18 points at Northwestern (2/12) ... Hit the go-ahead three-pointer to give PSU a 66-65 lead with 38.9 seconds remaining in the comeback win at Minnesota (2/5) ... Surpassed the 1,200-point mark for her career with 16 points to go along with four assists and a game-best six steals against the Gophers ... Was 9-for-16 from the field en route to 18 points and eight assists in the win at Michigan (1/26) ... Tallied 21 points to go along with a career-high seven rebounds, two assists and six steals in the win over Iowa (1/22) ... Scored 16 of her 23 points in the first half in the win at Nebraska (1/15) ... Nabbed a career-high eight steals to go along with 22 points in the Big Ten opener against Nebraska ... The eight thefts are the most for a Lady Lion since Kelly Mazzante had eight steals vs. Fairfield on Dec. 2, 2001 ... Was 10-for-14 from the field on the way to 23 points against Wagner (12/18) ... Paced the Lady Lions with 18 points at #19/25 Texas Tech (12/3) ... Posted her first career double-double with 15 points and a personal-best 15 assists in the win over #14/13 North Carolina (11/30) ... Had a solid all-around game with 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting, six assists and five steals at Nevada (11/26) ... Notched a team-best 20 points and nine assists at Delaware (11/17) ... Accounted for 22 points and four assists in the win over Washington State (11/11).
Participated in USA Basketball World University Games trials in Colorado ... 11th Lady Lion in school history to earn first team All-Big Ten honors with a first team selection by the coaches ... Third team All-Big Ten choice by the media ... 17th on single-season assists list (174) ... Finished in the Top 15 in the Big Ten in scoring (12th - 14.4), assists (2nd - 5.0), field goal percentage (14th - .446), free throw percentage (11th - .798), steals (6th - 2.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (4th - 1.7) ... Shared the Joanie O'Brien Most Outstanding Player Award with Julia Trogele ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament team after averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 steals in three games ... Seven 20-point games ... Registered 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four assists and two steals in the NCAA Tournament game versus DePaul (3/21) ... Tallied 25 points, four assists and a steal in 38 minutes of action against Dayton in the NCAA Tournament First Round (3/19) ... Accounted for 16 points, three assists and three steals in the Big Ten title game against Ohio State (3/6) ... Was 6-for-12 from the field en route to a game-high 19 points and a career-high tying four steals in the Big Ten quarterfinal win over Purdue (3/4) ... Recorded 12 points to go along with eight assists, three steals and two rebounds in the win at Indiana (2/13) ... Netted a game-high 25 points, including 15 in the first half, to go along with five assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot at Iowa (2/6) ... Scored 16 of her team-high 21 points in the first half in the upset win over Ohio State (1/30) ... Also tallied seven assists, three rebounds and a steal against the Buckeyes ... Had a game-high 24 points, including nine free throws in the final 1:35 to seal the win at Northwestern (1/6) ... Also added six assists and four steals against the Wildcats ... Registered a game-high 19 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in the victory over #13 Iowa (12/30) ... Tallied all 16 of her points after halftime against Bucknell (12/28) ... In 37 minutes of action, scored 16 points to go along with eight assists, four rebounds and three steals in the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge win over Texas Tech (12/5) ... Recorded a career-high 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including a game-tying scoop shot with 0.5 seconds remaining in regulation at Boston College (12/2) ... Narrowly missed a double-double with 26 points and a career-high tying nine assists in a win at Dayton (11/12).
All-Big Ten third team selection by the coaches and an honorable mention choice by the media ... Unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Named Full Court Press Freshman All-America third team ... Finished 10th in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.445), fourth in assists (4.03), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.47) and 15th in steals (1.6) ... Seventh on Penn State's freshman season scoring list with 265 points ... Fifth on the Lady Lion freshman season assist chart with 125 helpers ... Posted 21 double-digit scoring games, including three 20-point games ... Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (Jan. 18) ... Led the team with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting at Indiana (2/28) ... Shot 60% (9-15) from the field on the way to 18 points and six assists versus Iowa in the Big Ten tourney (3/5) ... Was 8-for-14 from the field, including a career-best four three-pointers, en route to 20 points, four assists and three steals at Purdue (2/14) ... Dished out eight assists to supplement eight points and a steal versus Minnesota (2/11) ... Made her first eight shots from the field en route to 20 points and two steals against No. 8/9 Ohio State (2/7) ... Scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half and overtime, including Penn State's final seven tallies of regulation versus Purdue (1/28) ... Notched 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the field in the win over Illinois (1/24) ... Also handed out six assists, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots versus the Illini ... Tallied 14 points, three assists and a steal in the win over #23/20 Michigan State (1/17) ... Sparked an 11-0 run to give Penn State the lead against Iowa (1/14) with five consecutive points on the way to 15 points, five assists and two steals ... Accounted for 15 points via a 6-for-9 shooting performance in the win at Northwestern (1/3) ... Chipped in 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and a career-high four steals in her Big Ten debut against Minnesota (12/6) ... Named to Dead River Company Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games ... Led four Lady Lions in double figures with 16 points via a 6-for-11 shooting effort in the victory over NJIT (11/15).
Averaged 15.7 points, 2.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 3.2 rebounds to lead Ben Davis to the Indiana State Championship and a perfect 30-0 record in her senior year ... The Giants were ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Super 25 poll ... Earned a third team berth on the Parade Magazine 33rd Annual All-America High School Girls Basketball Team as a senior ... Finalist for 2009 Indiana Miss Basketball ... Two-time All-State choice, with a first team berth as a senior ... Indiana Junior and Senior All-Star ... 2009 Marion County Player of the Year ... Four-time All-County recipient ... Four-time All-MIC selection... Finished her career with 1,550 points, which is fourth on Ben Davis' all-time scoring list ... Holds the Ben Davis single-season record for field goal percentage with a 59% effort during her junior year and three-point field goal percentage (44%) in 2006-07 ... Finished her career in the Top 3 in Ben Davis history in three-pointers made (123; 3rd), steals (254; 2nd) and field goals made (601; 3rd) ... Also ran track & field and played golf.
Full name is Alexandria Marie Bentley ... Born October 27, 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana ... Parents are Jeff and Marie Wilson ... Has one brother, Jeff Wilson II, and one sister, Alana Bentley ... Majored in broadcast journalism with a minor is sociology.