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#45 Alexis Akin-Otiko
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: Bellevue West HS
2012-13 (Sophomore)
Akin-Otiko appeared in each of the Jays’ 33 games, collecting 150 points (4.5 ppg) and 81 rebounds (2.5 rpg) ... Alexis authored a solid performance in the final game of the season, posting a team-high 12 points in the Bluejays’ 68-52 loss to No. 10 Tennessee in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on March 25 ... She was 4-of-7 (.571) for 10 points in Creighton’s 61-42 win over Southern Illinois on March 9 ... Alexis powered the Jays past Wichita State (56-46) with a season-high 13 points and a career-best eight rebounds on Feb. 16 ... Akin-Otiko also tied career-bests in assists (3), steals (2), blocks (2) and set new marks in FGA (10) as well as minutes played (25) in the win over Wichita State ... She reached double-figures for the first time in 2012-13 with 13 points on 6-of-9 from the field in Creighton’s 98-71 win at Drake on Feb. 2 ... The Bellevue native was 4-for-7 (.571) for eight points in the Bluejays’ 69-50 win over Indiana State on Jan. 13 ... Alexis delivered eight points and four rebounds in Creighton’s 75-54 win at Houston on Dec. 8, providing a second-half spark for the Jays with six of her eight points in the final period.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Alexis appeared in each game (33) for the Bluejays in her freshman season ... She closed the season with 115 points ... Akin-Otiko ranked fifth on the team with 23 steals, despite playing only 10.9 minutes per game ... Scored seven points and had a team-leading five rebounds in just 13 minutes against North Dakota in her collegiate debut (Nov. 11), a 72-54 win ... Had a team-high 16 points in 16 minutes, making 7-of-9 shots at North Dakota State on Nov. 13, lifting Creighton to a 71-51 victory ... Pulled in seven rebounds against South Dakota (Nov. 22) ... Went 13-for-25 (.520) from the field in her first four games ... Made 5-of-5 field goals for 10 points and four rebounds in 17 minutes at Missouri State (Jan. 5), however she left the game at MSU to receive stitches under her right eye after colliding with Casey Garrison ... Nabbed seven rebounds against Southern Illinois (Jan. 14) ... Made 10-of-16 shots (.625) from the field during Creighton’s five-game winning streak (Feb. 11-26) ... Had at least four points and two rebounds in each of Creighton’s final six regular season games, making 12-of-22 (.545) shots from the floor in that span.

Bellevue West High School
Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year following senior season in which she averaged 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game ... Named First Team All-State Class A and First Team SuperState (all classes) as both a junior and senior by the Omaha World-Herald ... Tabbed the honorary captain of Class A All-State team as a senior ... Averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior and 17.3 points as a sophomore, when she was tabbed First Team All-State Class A and Second Team SuperState ... Named the Bellevue Leader Player of the Year as a junior ... Four-year letterwinner set school records for points, rebounds and blocked shots, scoring nearly 1,700 career points for the Thunderbirds ... Led team to state titles as a sophomore and junior and a state runner-up finish as a senior ... Had 27 points and 13 rebounds in the 2009 state title game and 23 points with seven rebounds in the 2010 championship game ... Academic All State all four seasons ... Also lettered in volleyball, tennis and track ... Played AAU basketball for the Omaha Crusaders and Pinnacle Bank All-Stars.

Personal
Her father, James, played basketball at Oral Roberts.

Flanery on Akin-Otiko
“Alexis got better throughout the season, making more and more positive plays for us. She is a very good mid-range player. Defensively her strength and ability to get off the floor allow her to guard multiple positions.”
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