2:00 P.M., TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2012
Baylor freshman Alexis Prince was honored last weekend in ceremonies in Florida.
The 6-1 forward received Central Florida's SPORTYS award for high school athlete of the year. The SPORTYS ceremony, which honors sports figures throughout Central Florida, was held in conjunction with the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame inductions.
As a senior, Alexis led the Edgewater Eagles to the Florida Class 6A state title and a 28-4 record, averaging 19.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals, 3.1 blocks and 2.6 assists per game. She earned numerous honors including: Parade Magazine, McDonald's and WBCA All-American, Gatorade Florida Girls Basketball Player of the Year and Miss Basketball for the state of Florida. She played middle blocker on the school's volleyball team for four seasons, earning MVP honors as a senior. In addition, she played on the 2012 USA U18 National FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal (5-0) team in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. She started four games, played a team-high 132 minutes (26.4 mpg) and averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 49.0 percent from the floor, led the team in steals with 15 and also dished out 11 assists.
Former NBA standouts Vince Carter and Jeff Turner and LPGA standout Annika Sorenstam were inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Full Said University.
Also receiving SPORTYS were Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (pro athlete of the year), UCF track standout Octavious Freeman (college athlete of the year) and the Orlando City Soccer Club its coach Adrian Heath (team and coach of the year).