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Alexis Jones | Average To Savage EP59

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This is the fifty-ninth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Los Angeles Sparks' Alexis Jones. Paul Guarino talked with Alexis Jones discussing her time in college at Duke & Baylor, winning the 2017 WNBA championship, and her trade from the Minnesota Lynx to the LA Sparks. Follow Alexis Jones https://www.instagram.com/lextoo_shifty

This is the average to savage podcast with ball Garno, everyone in, anyone, athletes, set's and much more dub everybody. I'm back for another episode of the average savage podcast. Or special guests today is La Sparks Guard, Alexis Jones. Alexas, how's it going? Hey, how are you having to be on this podcast today? But we finally got it and it happened. We laugh. Yeah, for sure, we're sure. I appreciate you coming up. So let's just let's just take it back, going back to high school, like, what was your recruiting process like coming out of Texas? Had A lot of a lot of colleges looking at me different, always getting the call of every day. So just a lot of phone calls and always getting the coaches telling me how good I was and how I could make the team better and how you want to be a be a part of the team and stuff like that. Yeah, I see. You were the third...

...overall recruit the nation. You could. Do you even remember how many offers you had or is really put a lot of just about. So, I mean the main one that I really listen to with Texas, Baylor do South Carolina was one of them. Is Tennessee was one to those. Are just school that looked into and I really liked and I like the coaches a lot. In another school was in state. I like the love the coach from state. Yeah, so what was your ultimate decision that you picked a sign with Duke. It was my dream school and I always want to go to dude. So I just took that opportunity to go with my dream school and I wanted to make a change, I wanted to be a difference play and I wanted to go there and try to win a championship with their team. Yeah, definitely, definitely had success there. I know your or your shophomore...

...to your Aco Yep Day and then after that at that I found out that Michael fractors had to come back and get my other surgery with the always you to get you to your two sir ACL servers. Yeah, ACO, and then I had a Michael faction. Basically I got it. I got my acl Thursday and then right out al I went to got my Michael Fracture. Yeah. So and what was that whole recovery process with like, because I know it takes a while. There's a lot of you because you can you can walk marrying at the two days, but the Michael fractors is horrible because I have to be no walk marrying for like a month. So that was just the hardest where I couldn't might walk on it. I just had the...

...curiywhere. So that was a hard word about it. But and then, like I went through my rehab and stuff for these everything was I just I took everything's son series and I really want to cut back. Started and average. I took it out and then, like a positive man. Definitely, definitely. And then you ended up transferring to Baylor. So how did that come about? To my family? I want to get my mom to watch me play more games and be a part of the action of being a part of the big twelve, because they could be a part of the ACC A lot. They have to watch a lot of games on the TV or on a computer. So I wanted to get opportunity to watch it live and be there in direct to watch on a game. So that was why I decided to come back together and I enjoy bailor. I'm thankful that they were getting another opportunity and to let me beat. There's a great program enjoys. Yeah, definitely and you. I mean you excel at Duke and Baylor, but...

I mean I bailor, you were two time first team all big twelve. So what was it like to just like accolades like that? It was cool. Gelays on the great players who were older. The meet over there too, so there's our be a great system. So I just came in do what I needed to do this and to just help the team out overyone and worried about the accolades and stuff like. I just try to come in and do what I do and try to win championships. Definitely now like grown up as you always want to be like a professional basketball player, being a professionals. Where you're coming from, where I was coming from, I always wanted to beat I just wanted to be super suitab. I really get to a...

...point where I could be really, really good. I was kind of like to really do something else so that it became super serious for me. My junior in college, did like Wnba scouts like start coming your games like during college. I really really definitely entered in the two thousand and seventeen draft. You got drafted twelve overall to the Minnesota link. What it was? The whole draft to experience like you're super nervous. You don't know what's going to...

...happen, you's going to take, what's happen. So I'm just excited when you're just super happy to name, just to get really you have definitely did you have any idea, like the link we're going to pick? You need? Never talked to me, so I never knew everything. That's crazy. It's great. I keep on here. That's almost like the same thing. On I interview on WNBA players, I say like the team that they get drafted by. They didn't even talk to it. Yeah, it's very easy. So I know your rookie season, you guys won the Wma Championship. So I mean, what was that like, just being a rookie and then you win it all your first season? Once came to realize it is because...

...really go to the finals. How long it takes to go to the finals? And when you go to the finals, we might be the final and the last freer pole down. So amazing for me hading. Okay, actually, I was going to ask you next. What did you get to learn from like Lindsay whalen and rename montgommer communicate the team really talk to people the date toroute from the court and the different things that they were like they were different players and how they just played their game, how comptable they were on the court. I learned that it takes time to learn for sure. We're sure. And like during this offseason you're trade to the Los Angeles works.

Did you have like any idea you were on like the trading block, or did it just like, was it just random? Knew a couple of days to happen, shot and you're going to explosion. Kind expected for me to be happenings that are considered one of the great and the opportunity to be around great. Yeah, definitely got you guys. I know you guys got a stack team over there in LA and Derek Fisher's your coach. What's it like to have a former NBA player as your coach? Different, different way of doing different things at this partying to figure everything out of this point for sure.

I mean and you being a point guarder, is he teaching you like a lot of stuff that you never knew? Kind of taught me and screen and how to huge screens, to drive and when you get the past experience, their experience. Yea I know it's so early in the season, so do you have any goals you set, like before the season? Be Great, try to make sure and just Combo. Definitely, definitely. And you...

...played overseas or no? What was like your reseas experience like so far? It is said for me at what about? What're your thoughts on the rebranding, with the new logo and the new jerseys and stuff, showing that they're trying to change the tamen basketball and they're trying to gas they can and change.

...is where they need to see the women to make their change and effort to try to grow to women's game. Definitely, definitely. I think it's moving in the right direction, for sure. What advice would you give to like a little girl that wants to make the WNBA about it? Keep going and everything out if this is what they want of these keep making people believe and keep dreaming, and dreams do come true like that, like that. So you're ready, ready for some fun questions. are going to go from average to savage question. Yeah, all right. What's your what's your favorite kicks? To play James Hard so they feel comfortable feet. All right, you gotta like crazy color waves about what will be three jerseys that you want...

...from any sport that you don't own? Will Be Three Jersey I want. Yeah, already guys y. So can't really but if I wanted it, I wanted it. That's more nuggets. One. Yeah, another one. I want to James. All right, I'll take it. What about, like what's your what's like your favorite song right now that maybe I have on like repeat every every season, like that, like that. What about what...

...is something that people don't know about you? I like to cook, all right, what's your favorite food? To cooking? I don't know where he's called, but I may have to get myself a name for it. But you don't like checking and Brackley and then I put some stripping it with a baking and character. I need to make it. I need to come up with a man board. Yeah, you there you go. Oh, you, you said You want to start nonprofit. What kind of? What kind of? Do you want to do a lot of different things right now. So right now I'm trying to get it started, but I want to get it to where, basically I can keeps all different type of kids and parents and families and just have different kids out that don't have that or bally or...

...not that interested in my playing sports and stuff like that, just giving like cut something to do. So with just a lot of different things as we play at the bed, maybe have at the park, like maybe doing in Earth, or basically, maybe have a basketball can't basketball clinics for different kids. Maybe I want to do divisibilities, so like kids are wheel chairs and I want to do stuff like single MOMS and I have a dy of what I want to do with the nonprofit. Sounds Dope. Well, I appreciate you coming on. Thank you for.

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