|No. 20 – Connecticut Sun|
October 27, 1990 |
|Listed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Listed weight||155 lb (70 kg)|
|High school||Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Indiana)|
|College||Penn State (2009–2013)|
|WNBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Dream|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Alexandria Marie "Alex" Bentley (born October 27, 1990) is a professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association. She played college basketball at The Pennsylvania State University.
She was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her parents are Jeff and Marie Wilson and she has one brother Jeff Wilson III and one sister Alana Bentley. Her biological father is Albert Bentley former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts (1985 to 1991). She attended Indiana Fever games as a young girl, and later as an intern for the team. In high school she helped her team earn a 30-0 record, a state championship, and a No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 poll. She averaged 15.7 points, 2.6 assists, 2.2 steals, and 3.2 rebounds in her senior year at Ben Davis High School <ref. name="gopsusports">"Penn State University Alex Bentley Player Page".</ref> Bentley was also named a Third Team Parade Magazine High School All-American.
In the year 2011-12, she earned All-Big Ten first team selection for the second time in her career, making her one of the nine players in school history with multiple first team accolades.
While at Penn State, Bentley led the Big Ten in steals. Bentley majored in broadcast journalism and minored in sociology while at Penn State. She was the fourth player in Big Ten History and the second player in school history with 1,500 points, 500 assists, and 300 steals. During the 2010-11 season Alex Bentley became the eleventh Lady Lion in school history to earn a first team all big ten selection from the coaches. In Bentley's first Big Ten game against Nebraska during the 2011-2012 season she got a then career-high 8 steals. That was the most steals a Lady Lion had acquired in approximately ten years.
During the 2010-11 season Bentley became the eleventh Lady Lion in school history to earn a first team all big ten selection from the coaches. She finished in the top fifteen of the big ten in scoring, assists, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals, and assist-to-turnover ratio.
In her rookie regular season she played in 34 games and started 10 of them. She averaged 22 minutes, 1.4 rebounds, 2.8 assist, and 8.3 points in her first regular season. In her rookie postseason she played 8 games and averaged 17.5 minutes, 5.8 points, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in her first games of the post season and WNBA finals.
Awards and honors
- Sean Hans, WNBA.com (2013-07-11). "Alex Bentley: Living the Dream". WNBA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "WNBA Prospect Profile: Alex Bentley". 2013 WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "Penn State University Alex Bentley Player Page".
- "WNBA Prospect Profile". 2013 WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "WNBA Playerfile". 2013 WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
- "Box Score". WNBA.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved 26 Jul 2015.
- "Frances Pomeroy Naismith". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014.