Culler inks Buckeye native Alexus Rockwell

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2013-12-04
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s basketball program and head coach Lori Culler have announced their first 2014-15 recruit with the signing of Belmont High School standout Alexus Rockwell.

Only a handful of games into her senior season, the 5-8 guard recently became the Bison’s all-time leading scorer. To date, she has accumulated 1,049 career points and is showing no signs of slowing down. She is currently averaging a double double of 22.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest as a senior.

She is deadly from behind the arc where she has led the area throughout her prep career, knocking downs triples to the tune of 52 percent. The Beavercreek (Ohio) native has become more dangerous over time as evidenced by her junior year where she drained 40 of her 72 attempts for 55.6 percent. She also shot 60.0 percent from the field on the season and connected on 82.3 percent of her free tosses.

In addition to Rockwell’s sharp-shooting skills, she did more than just score for Belmont last year. She also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.4 blocks and 2.2 assists per game and for her efforts received a plethora of awards and honors.

Among her laundry list of accolades includes being voted to Ohio’s Top 25 Dayton Dream Team and JJHuddle.com’s Top 100 Seniors To Watch. The four-year varsity starter attended the OGBR Top 64 Showcase and is also a three-time All-City and All-Area selection.

“We are very excited that Alexus chose Huntington to continue her academic and basketball careers,” states Culler. “She brings a tremendous amount of basketball knowledge and experience to our program. Alexus is an exceptional shooter both off the dribble and from long range, a versatility that will make her tough to defend.

“Her competitiveness and her work ethic will help her make a quick transition to the college game. We expect Alexus to have an outstanding career as a Forester.”

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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