Lady Topper Basketball Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard has announced the addition of West Virginia transfer Alexis Brewer, a native of Buffalo, Ky., who will join the Lady Toppers for the 2017-18 season.
“Alexis will be a huge addition to our program. She is a proven winner and has the ability to play multiple positions on the floor,” Clark-Heard said of the veteran addition. “She will add more depth for us at the guard position and we are very excited for her to join the Lady Topper Basketball family.”
A former teammate of Ivy Brown at LaRue County High School, Brewer played at West Virginia for the first two seasons of her career, shooting better than 38 percent from beyond the arc as both a freshman and a sophomore. In 2016-17, Brewer led the Mountaineers and ranked second among all Big 12 players with a 42.2 percent three-point mark (35-of-83) while pitching in 6.3 points per game as West Virginia reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 24-11 record.
Brewer appeared in 66 of a possible 70 games while with the Mountaineers and competed in all four NCAA Tournament games in which West Virginia has played in the last two seasons. The guard showed off her passing ability in the opening round against Elon on March 17, dishing out a career-best six assists to lead the Mountaineers to a 75-62 victory. Overall as a sophomore, Brewer’s percentage from beyond the arc ranked 10th in West Virginia program history.
Not only a force on the court, Brewer was also recognized for her achievements in the classroom in each of her two seasons at West Virginia. In 2015-16, she was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, and followed that honor with a spot on the Second Team Academic All-Big 12 Team this past season.
In high school, Brewer played her first three seasons at LaRue County before finishing her prep career at Bardstown, serving as a team captain in each of her four seasons. A finalist for Kentucky’s Miss Basketball award and a former Region 5 Co-Player of the Year, Brewer was honored as a First Team All-State selection and participated in both the Kentucky-Indiana and Kentucky-Ohio All-Star Games. In total, Brewer finished her high school career with 2,869 points and 963 rebounds in her time at LaRue County and Bardstown.
Brewer played AAU basketball with Kentucky Premier, helping the team to reach the semifinals of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Nationals.
Brewer will join a Lady Topper squad that swept both the C-USA regular season and tournament championships and finished with a 27-7 record in 2016-17. Due to NCAA transfer regulations, she must sit out during the 2017-18 campaign before becoming eligible during the 2018-19 season.
Currie P. McFayden
WKU Associate Director of Media Relations