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Alexis Jennings

  • position F
  • height 6-3
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Madison, Ala.
  • Previous School Kentucky
  • High school Sparkman
  • position F
  • height 6-3
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Madison, Ala.
  • Previous School Kentucky
  • High school Sparkman

Alexis Jennings Bio

Jennings’ South Carolina Career Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)


Senior Year (2018-19)

All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)
SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll
Junior Year (2016-17)

SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Prior to South Carolina

SEC All-Freshman (2015)

High School

WBCA All-America (2013-14)


2016 FIBA 3×3 World Championship, bronze medal

In the Record Books


5th – Rebounding average in an SEC career (6.6)


4th – Games started in a season (36 in 2017-18)


8th – Field goal percentage in a game (.900 (9-10) at Vanderbilt, 1/18/18)
Best field goal percentage in a game at Colonial Life Arena (1.000 (9-9) vs. Arkansas, 1/25/18; 1.000 (5-5) vs. Appalachian State, 12/5/18)

Career Summary

  • Played two seasons each at Kentucky and South Carolina with all four teams earning bids to the NCAA Tournament, including two Sweet 16 appearances and an Elite 8 finish
  • Helped Gamecocks to two second-place finishes in the SEC regular-season standings and the 2018 SEC Tournament championship
  • Earned All-SEC Second Team recognition from the league’s coaches (2019), four years after they tapped her for the All-Freshman Team (2015)

Senior Year (2018-19)

  • Named to the All-SEC Second Team after ranking 29th in the league in scoring (11.2 ppg), 19th in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and 11th in blocks (1.1 bpg)
  • Was the team’s top scorer and rebounder in SEC action with 11.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg
  • Two of her four double-doubles on the season came against ranked opponents
  • Tied for the team lead with 21 double-digit scoring games among her 32 games played, including hitting double digits in 12 of 16 SEC games
  • Powered home nine of her 16 points against #25/22 Florida State (Mar. 24) in the fourth quarter, including an and-one to break a 60-60 tie with 2:13 to play for a lead the Gamecocks never relinquished
  • Scored on three straight possessions late in 35-point third quarter of SEC Tournament quarterfinal against Arkansas (Mar. 8)
  • Posted seven of her 15 points in the third quarter at Auburn (Feb. 28) and hit a hook shot midway through the fourth to put the Gamecocks back on top for good, finishing in double figures for the 10th time in 11 games
  • Poured in 13 of her 15 points during the second half at Tennessee (Feb. 24)
  • Only efficient Gamecock scorer in first quarter against #16/17 Kentucky (Feb. 21) with seven of team’s 11 points on 2-of-3 shooting and 3-of-3 from the free throw line in the period
  • Poured in third-most points in a quarter in program history with 17 in the third at Florida (Feb. 17)
  • Grabbed nine of her 12 rebounds in first half at Arkansas (Feb. 3) and finished with second-straight double-double
  • Recorded second double-double at #19/15 Kentucky (Jan. 31), including six points and two offensive boards in pivotal fourth quarter
  • Scored seven of her 15 points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 28) during a 15-6 third-quarter start to erase a halftime deficit
  • Established post game in the second quarter against #25/- Missouri (Jan. 21), scoring eight points in the period
  • Came up with huge steal with six seconds left to help defeat Alabama (Jan. 6)
  • Helped Carolina dominate the boards and secure an early lead at LSU (Jan. 13) with six rebounds and six of her 10 points in the opening half
  • Scored six-straight points in the second quarter to fend off a run by Florida (Jan. 10)
  • Powered team to victory with six of her team-high 19 points against Furman (Dec. 30) coming in the fourth quarter, including five straight after the Paladins had closed to within four points with 2:45 to play
  • Scored nine of her 19 points at Purdue (Dec. 16) in the overtime periods, including the final two free throws to seal the victory
  • Finished game against Appalachian State (Dec. 5) a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor, scoring at least 10 points for the fourth time in five games
  • Looked strong and fully healthy against #4/5 Baylor (Dec. 2), battling powerful frontline for near double-double in 29 minutes on the court … grabbed five of her nine rebounds on offensive end
  • Scored eight of team’s final 14 points of regulation against Drake (Nov. 24) to help force overtime
  • Picked up first Gamecock double-double of the season against #9/8 Oregon State (Nov. 23) with 10 of her 14 points coming in the first half to help keep the Beavers within striking distance


Redshirt-Junior Year (2017-18)

  • Started every game of the season
  • Team’s top scorer in four games – vs. St. John’s, #14/16 Duke, at Vanderbilt, vs. Buffalo – and top rebounder five times – at #15/13 Maryland, Savannah State, at Vanderbilt, at #15/14 Tennessee, vs. #12/12 Tennessee
  • Three of her six double-doubles came against nationally ranked opponents
  • Scored eight points during a decisive 16-6 run in the second quarter of the NCAA Sweet 16 game against Buffalo (Mar. 24) that turned a one-point deficit into a nine-point halftime lead, finishing with 20 points for her fifth 20-point game of the season
  • Efficient on the glass in the NCAA opening round against NC A&T (Mar. 16), totaling 10 boards in 27 minutes
  • Played arguably her best game of the season in the SEC Tournament opener against #12/12 Tennessee (Mar. 2), establishing the inside game early with five points and seven rebounds in opening seven minutes of the game en route to her 19 points and 12 rebounds
  • Rock steady offense at #20/19 Georgia (Feb. 15) with 19 points spread evenly over the four quarters, including six straight points in the final 2:13 of the second quarter to erase a six-point deficit
  • Closed the month of January on a tear, averaging 18.3 points over the final four games of the month, highlighted by a 27-point outing at Vanderbilt (Jan. 18) and 17 points in her return to Kentucky (Jan. 21)
  • Efficient in team-high 25 points against St. John’s (Nov. 25), shooting 10-of-15 from the field and took over in the fourth quarter with 12 points to hold off the Red Storm
  • Showed dominance on the glass in her first road game with the Gamecocks, grabbing 13 rebounds en route to a double-double at #15/13 Maryland (Nov. 13)

Junior Year (2016-17)

  • Sat out the season due to transfer rules
  • Practiced with the team and traveled to postseason tournaments

Prior to South Carolina

  • Played two seasons at Kentucky, averaging 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds
  • Started 21 of her 67 games for the Wildcats and posted seven career double-doubles
  • Posted three career 20-point games and 32 double-digit scoring outings
  • Blocked a career-high six shots against Oklahoma (Mar. 21, 2016) in the NCAA Tournament second round
  • Earned SEC All-Freshman honors in 2014-15 averaging 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds
  • Twice earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors

High School

  • Rated No. 9 forward in Class of 2014 by
  • Helped Sparkman to 2014 state championship game
  • WBCA High School All-America selection after averaging 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.9 blocks as a senior
  • Named Alabama 6A Player of the Year and Tennessee Valley Player of the Year (2014)
  • Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year (2014)
  • Three-time first-team all-state selection
  • Huntsville Times Player of the Year as a junior behind 22.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game as a junior


  • Daughter of Tracy McCall and Bennie Jennings, has two brothers, Kendal and Jauan, who plays football at Tennessee
  • Graduated in May 2018 with bachelor’s in public health