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Standout from Houston signs with ASU Women's Basketball

Jonesboro (ASU) - Arkansas State head coach Brian Boyer announced Saturday that Alexcia Harris, a 6'1" forward from Dekaney High School in Houston, Texas, has signed a National Letter of intent to join the ASU women's basketball team for the 2010-11 season.

Harris averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots during the 2009-10 season, leading Dekaney to a 28-7 record and the Bi-District championship.  Harris shot 54 percent from the field and blocked 90 shots on the season.

"Our staff is extremely excited with the addition of Lexy to our program," said ASU head coach Brian Boyer.  "The Houston area is loaded with talent each year, and Lexy has been recognized as one of the best in this senior class.  Her rebounding numbers are what really stand out, and with us graduating two of our best rebounders, she became a priority." 

"I am obviously impressed with her basketball ability, but I am equally impressed with Lexy off the court," added Boyer.  "She is a very strong student and her personality will fit in very well with the rest of our team."

In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society and the student body president at Dekaney High, Harris earned All-District and Academic All-District accolades and was named the MVP of the Taco Bell Holiday Classic.  She was also a Greater Houston Area Girls' Association All-Star selection. 

She is the daughter of William and Jocelyn Harris and was coached in high school by Stacey Stroman.  She also played AAU basketball for the Cy-Fair Shocks under the direction of Brandon Patterson.

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