|High School:||Oakland Tech|
Cal Career: As a SENIOR in 2009-10 Selected in the third round of the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics (30th overall pick), just the second Cal player ever drafted by a WNBA team...2010 Frances Pomeroy Naismith winner as the top player in the nation 5-8 or shorter...Pac-10 Media All-Pac-10 Team, earned her third career All-Pac-10 honors, being named to the post-season team...earned her first Pac-10 All-Defensive honors...WNIT MVP...Associated Press honorable mention All-American...ended her career as Cal's all-time three-point leader (211) and played in more games (143) than any other player in Cal history, starting all 143 of them...finished as the third leading scorer in Cal history (1,982 points)...also in the career top-ten in freethrows (417), assists (357), steals (190) Second in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.8 ppg), ranking 42nd among all NCAA DI players...642 points is the fifth highest single-season total in Cal program history...posted third double-double of her career against Baylor with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds...took 24 shots against Ohio State, a feat that was eclipsed by the 25 shots she took against Texas A&M...scored 25 points against Ohio State, 14 coming in the first 20 minutes...had four straight game scoring 15 or more points (11/29-12/09)...became Cal's career leader in made three-point baskets in the San Jose State game...became the ninth player in Cal history to score 1,500 points, hitting a three-pointer as the first half expired against Stanford...had a streak of 12 straight games in which she hit at least one three-pointer (11/22-1/10)...had back-to-back 20 point games at the LA schools, just the third time in her career she has scored 20 or more in consecutive games...scored a season-high 29 points against Washington State, the third-highest single-game point total of her career...scored a school-record 47 points against Oregon State, the second-highest single game total to date by any player in NCAA I women's basketball...scored 33 points in regulation, all eight of the Bears points in the first overtime, and six more in the second OT...went 17-for-20 from the freethrow line in that game... In addition to setting the record for points, she also tied the single-game mark for made freethrows (17), freethrow attempts (20), and field goal attempts (31)...followed that up by scoring 39 points against Arizona, her highest total for a game in regulation...set the Cal Haas Pavilion marks for points scored and field goals made (15)...set the Haas Pavilion overall record for field goals attempted (30)...set the Cal record for most points in consecutive games (86)....scored 35 points against Washington despite missing seven minutes in the first half because of foul trouble...suffered a strained neck and mild concussion after taking a fall with five minutes left in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinal game against Stanford... had to miss the opening round of the WNIT because of that injury...came back to average 20.0 points per game in the five remaining WNIT games.
As a redshirt JUNIOR in 2008-09: All-Pac-10 first team selection, her third time receiving Pac-10 post season honors...Associated Press All-American honorable mention......scored 25 points in the victory over Rutgers... became the 20th player in Cal history to score 1,000 career points on Nov. 29 at the Paradise Jam Tournament in the game against Iowa...named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team...posted first double-double of her career with 12 points and a career-high 10 assists against Princeton Dec. 6...scored 19 points against Saint Mary's, hitting 8-of-11 field goal attempts...had second career double-double, first with double-digit rebounds, with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Washington State...scored a career-high 37 points against Stanford, the most by a Cal player since 1987...earned first Pac-10 player of the week honor of her career (Jan. 19)....followed 37-point performance with 19 points against Oregon State and 17 at Oregon...made eight consecutive three-point attempts over a span of three games 2/19-2/27...scored 22 points along with making key free throws down the stretch to help lead Cal to a road victory at USC...scored 22 points in the second round NCAA Tournament victory over Virginia, hitting four three-pointers...went a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line in the NCAA Tournament...eight assists to two turnovers in the three games of the NCAA Tournament...third in the Pac-10 and 63rd among all Division I players in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.52)...played for Team USA at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, helping the team earn a gold medal.
As a redshirt SOPHOMORE in 2007-08: CSTV.com preseason honorable mention All-American and went on to earn second-team All-Pac-10 honors...started all 34 games and ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in minutes (34.00 mpg)...played a season-high 44 minutes in Cal's overtime wins at UCLA and at home against USC...led the Pac-10 in three-point percentage (40.0%, 6th in Cal history) and ranked sixth in three-pointers made (1.65 pg)...her 56 three-pointers led Cal and is tied for third on the Bears' all-time season chart...averaged 11.5 ppg (3rd on Cal), 3.8 rpg and 2.4 apg (2nd on Cal)...scored the most points on the team in the final two minutes of games (46 points)...ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage in conference games (71.4%)...posted 21 double-digit scoring games and led Cal in scoring seven times...recorded a season-high 25 points vs. Kansas (the team she tore her ACL against)...contributed 14 points and a career-high nine boards against George Washington in the second round of NCAAs...named to the Contra Costa Times Classic all-tournament team after posting 16 points in a win over No. 18 Vanderbilt...contributed 19 points in a home win over Washington State and in a road win at Arizona...in the game against the Wildcats, sank a career-high five three-pointers (5-of-6)...in 15 games, made at least two three-pointers...recorded 15 points at No. 12 Baylor, 12 points at No. 3 Rutgers and 12 at No. 7 Stanford...posted team highs of six points and eight rebounds to pace Cal against No. 4 Stanford in the Pac-10 Tournament final...had season highs of seven assists and four steals in the win at USC...led Cal with a career-high 47 steals and matched her season high of four steals vs. San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a SOPHOMORE in 2006-07: Started the first nine games of the season...suffered a season-ending ACL injury to her right knee after making a layup in the second half of the Kansas road game Dec. 10...had surgery to repair her ACL and meniscus Jan. 10...her injury left Cal with one scholarship point guard (Natasha Vital)...averaged 10.6 ppg (3rd on Cal), 2.9 rpg and 3.1 apg before getting injured...posted season highs of 22 points and six rebounds to lead Cal to a 71-56 season-opening win over Saint Mary's...made a career-high 10 free throws against the Gaels (10-of-12)...recorded double-digit points five times, including 17 to help Cal defeat Arkansas State, 81-62, in the championship game of the Contra Costa Times Classic...dished off a career-high nine assists to go with 10 points and six boards in the Bears' 77-62 victory over Fresno State...averaged 1.7 spg, including swiping a season high of three at No. 14 Vanderbilt and vs. Arkansas State and Fresno State...averaged 35.3 mpg and played every minute against Saint Mary's and at Vanderbilt.
As a FRESHMAN in 2005-06: Became the first Cal player to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year...Women's Basketball News Service All-Freshman pick...selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and received honorable mention all-conference...one of two players to start all 30 contests for Cal, which was tied for sixth for starts among all freshmen in the country...ranked second on the team in scoring (14.6 ppg, 9th Pac-10), first in assists (2.7 apg), first in three-pointers made (42, 11th in Cal history) first in three-point percentage (38.9, 5th in Pac-10 and 8th in Cal history) and fourth in rebounding (3.9 rpg)...during the conference season, contributed 16.2 ppg (6th in the Pac-10)...posted a career-high 30 points in the loss at No. 14 Stanford...tied for second on the team with 23 double-figure scoring games, including seven games with at least 20 points...notched 21 points and a then-career-high seven boards vs. No. 5 Baylor...contributed 22 points and five rebounds in a home triumph over USC, completing the Bears' first sweep over UCLA and USC since 2000-01 and first in Berkeley since 1992-93...led Cal in scoring 10 times, including a game-high 23 points in a 66-64 win over No. 13 Arizona State and with 19 in a victory at No. 23 USC...tallied 17 points and four rebounds in an NCAA first-round loss to St. John's...dished off a career-high nine assists in the win over UC Davis...ranked second in the Pac-10 in minutes (36.37 mpg)...averaged 37.61 mpg in conference games (second Pac-10)...played every minute of eight games, including all 45 minutes in an overtime loss at UCLA...helped the East Bay team win the 2005 San Francisco Pro Am summer title, averaging 17.3 ppg.
High School: Earned 2005 second team Parade All-America and all-state honors after leading Oakland Tech, along with Cal teammate Devanei Hampton, to its second consecutive state title...poured in 16 points in the 2005 state championship game...ranked No. 17 nationally by Blue Star Index and No. 25 by Mike White's All-Star Girls Report...listed No. 5 by the NorCal Scouting Report, which ranks high school seniors in Northern California...MVP of the 2004 California state championships...participant in the 2005 McDonald's All-America Game and the Senior Slam All-Star game...posted 12 points, three assists and three steals in the McDonald's All-America Game...honorable mention choice for the 2005 WBCA High School All-America Game...chosen for a 2005 CIF sportsmanship award...invited to the 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival and won a gold medal with the West team...invited to the 2004 adidas all-star camp...played AAU with the West Coast All-Stars...led her team to four Oakland Athletic League crowns...high school lost one game in four years at home with Gray-Lawson on the team...jersey retired at Oakland Tech and in the National High School Hall of Fame...four-time all-city recipient...averaged 17.2 ppg during her four years in high school...named to Street & Smith's All-America team as a junior, averaging 15 points, eight assists and six steals per game...prior to her junior season, named to USA Today's preseason Super 25...as a sophomore, averaged 20 points, seven assists and five steals per game...earned three all-city honors and league MVP recognition as a senior on the softball team...competed on the volleyball team as a freshman...part of the first team in Northern California to win a national AAU 14-and-under championship with the East Bay Xplosion.
Personal: Alexis Amber Gray-Lawson was born April 21, 1987, in Oakland, Calif....parents are Orlando Gray and Roslyn Lawson...has eight siblings - Kameron, Kenya, Layce, Violet, Vanessa, Kevin, William and Kenny...Jason Kidd is a close family friend...related to Willie Magee, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals...started playing basketball on a boys team in the third grade...enjoys playing a variety of sports, hanging out with friends, writing poetry, going to church and listening to classical music...dreams of going to law schoolsocial welfare major.