Alexis appeared in every game for the Bluejays in her freshman season, 33 ... 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 ... Tied career-high with seven rebounds against SIU (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.
Flanery on Akin-Otiko
“Offensively, Alexis has a chance to be a pretty good playmaker for us. We are hoping we see the type of improvement in Alexis that we saw in Sarah Nelson from her freshman to sophomore season. Alexis is also an undersized post, they are not exactly the same, but the game will slow down for her this year. That will allow her to make better decisions. Defensively she showed flashes, but she needs to work on her consistency.”