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AJ ALIX

#4

AJ's Player Profile

(Updated July 2017)
position
Guard
height
5'6"
year
Graduate
hometown
Houston, Texas
high school
Bellaire High

Honors at TCU:

Junior Season (2016-17): All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
Sophomore Season (2015-16): All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

At TCU (2013-17):

  • Enjoyed a strong three-year playing career with the Horned Frogs, averaging 9.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and shooting nearly 40 percent (39.3) from 3-point range (297-of-732).
  • Played in 88 games at TCU, starting in 61 of them. In her final two years she started all 61 games.
  • Led TCU in 2016-17 with 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game while connecting on a good percentage of her jumpers from beyond the arc, hitting 39 percent (69-of-177).
  • Had 13 career games with 20+ points, including nine in the 2016-17 year.
  • Ranked third in the Big 12 with 2.3 3-point field goals per game and eighth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage in 2016-17.
  • Recorded 20 double-figure scoring games and shot 81.5 percent from the free throw line.
  • Enjoyed a stretch of four consecutive 20-point games, all in conference play – One of her highlight performances of the year came in an 80-68 win at Kansas on Feb. 5, 2017, scoring a season-high 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, she dropped a career-best 26 points against No. 25 West Virginia.
  • In her two All-Big 12 campaigns as a redshirt sophomore and junior, she averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 41.8 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from 3-point range.
  • As a redshirt sophomore, she shot an impressive 43.1 percent (66-of-153) from downtown – a mark that was good enough for 10th in the NCAA.
  • Averaged 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds along with 4.0 assists in 2015-16.
  • After redshirt as a true freshman in 2013-14, she played in 27 games off the bench in 2014-15, averaging 8.6 minutes per game.
  • Currently holds Top 10 career marks at TCU in 3-point field goal percentage (fourth), assists average (sixth – 3.2), 3-point field goals made (151 – eighth), free throw percentage (78.7 – eighth), 3-point field goals attempted (384 – ninth) and assists (281 – ninth).

All About Me:

  • Born: May 9, 1995.
  • Parents: Sarah and Victor Alix.
  • Major: Criminal Justice Studies (pursuing her Master’s of Science).
  • Favorite movie: Love and Basketball.
  • Favorite song: The Weekend by SZA.
  • Explain a hardship you have overcome: My difficult transition as a freshman in college.
  • What other sports did you play in high school? I only played basketball, but I played nearly every sport possible growing up.
  • What shows are you watching these days? Power (on Hulu), The 100 and The Following. I primarily watch Netflix and Hulu.
  • Most gratifying thing you have been a part of? At TCU I helped out those with special needs. It was cool to give back to them.
  • Something many people don’t know about you? I played baseball up to the sixth grade with the boys in youth leagues, and I was the only girl on the baseball team. Then I switched to softball when I was in seventh grade. Baseball and softball were my first loves.
  • Favorite home-cooked meal? Mom always makes shrimp pasta with alfredo sauce, and she makes it from scratch.
  • Number of brothers and sisters? Three big brothers – Victor Jr. (30), Jonathan (28) and Chris (29). Chris is my adopted big brother.
  • If I were a genie and granted you three wishes, what would those wishes be?
    • 1. Infinity wishes.
    • 2. To ask God to keep me focused on being the best version of me.
    • 3. Being successful at whatever I do.
  • If a movie was being made about your life and you could choose the actor/actress to play you, who would you choose and why? I would choose two people – Sanaa Lathan from Love and Basketball, because I’ve been told I look like her, and Kyla Pratt.
  • If you were to win the $500 million lottery, what are some of the things you would do? First thing is take care of my parents, and then give back to where I’m from and to the community.
  • What would you name your autobiography? The Full Court Life
  • What current issues in today’s world most fascinate you? LeBron James and what people think of him.
  • If you could choose to fight for or give back to any cause, what would it be and why? I was very moved by the Netflix film Fruitvale Station.
  • What is the most inspirational story you’ve ever heard? The story of Michael Oher from the Blindside. That’s my Mom’s favorite movie.
  • If you could spend an hour with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? – My grandfather – Harold Walker – passed away during my freshman year in college. I didn’t see him as much as I could once I got to college. He was always a very positive figure and someone who was much needed during my first year in college.
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and from who? My grandpa (Harold Walker) went by the quote “Without struggle or adversity, there’s no progress.” I have a tattoo of that quote on my side.