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Alex Sharp
Alex  Sharp

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Melbourne, Australia

High School:
Australian Institute of Sport

Height:
6-1

Position:
Guard

03/02/2018

Sharp, Penna Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Wake Forest duo recognized for success in the classroom as well as on the court

02/15/2018

Deacs Dominate Virginia Tech, 73-56

Thursday's win was the first ACC home victory for the Demon Deacons since Feb. 5, 2017.

11/20/2016

Offense Breaks Out in 89-61 Win over EMU

The Demon Deacons shot better than 50 percent from long distance in the victory over Eastern Michigan.

01/12/2017

Wake Forest Women's Basketball vs. Clemson

Wake Forest defeated Clemson 68-56 on Thursday, Jan. 12 inside the LJVM Coliseum

12/21/2016

WBB: Wake Forest vs. VCU (School Day)

Wake Forest defeated VCU, 60-54, on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in its annual School Day game.

11/11/2016

Wake Forest vs. Navy

The Demon Deacons opened up their regular season against Navy on Fri. Nov. 11 against the Navy Mids at LJVM Coliseum.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Named to the ACC All-Academic Team … Was the only Deac to appear in and start all 31 games … Averaged 10.5 points per game, which was good for fourth on the team … Led the team with 8.4 rebounds per game and 94 total assists … Averaged 33.2 minutes per game, also tops on the team … Recorded a team-best seven double-doubles … Approached a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists at Richmond (Nov. 15) … Had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in first career double-double against Hofstra (Nov. 26) … Followed up that performance with second-straight double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) against Penn State (Nov. 30) … Had consecutive double-doubles again, this time during ACC play, with 11 points and 11 rebounds against No. 16/18 Duke (Jan. 11) and 11 points and 10 rebounds against North Carolina (Jan. 14) … Scored a career-high 19 points on 8-of-12 from the field against NC State (Jan. 25) … Recorded seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a road win at Clemson (Feb. 22).

2016-17 (Freshman)
Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league's coaches ... Appeared in all 32 games while starting in 25 contests ... Finished the season averaging 7.4 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game, second-best on the team ... Her 2.8 offensive rebounds and 4.7 defensive rebounds per game were eighth-best in the ACC ... Brought in an average of 8.1 rebounds per game in ACC contests, sixth-best in the conference ... Averaged 36.9 minutes per game in ACC contests, the third-highest average in the league ... Scored in double figures in nine games, including a season-high 16 in a road victory over No. 15/28 NC State (2/19), going 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range ... Tallied double-digit rebounding games six times ... Brought in a season-best 14 rebounds against Louisville (2/26) ... Dished out a season-high six assists against Clemson (1/12) ... Hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds at North Carolina (1/19) which proved to be the game-winner ... Represented Australia at the World University Games over the summer before her sophomore season.

High School
Comes to Wake Forest as a five-star recruit, according to LivonBasketball.com ... The site also ranks her the No. 1 Australian recruit in the class of 2016 ... Was a starting guard on the Australian U19 team that won a bronze medal at the FIBA World Championships in Russia in 2015 ... Attended Our Lady of Mercy for her firs three years of high school and was a three-time MVP ... Was accepted to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra in 2014, which is Australia's Olympic Sport Training Facility.

Personal
Full name is Alexandra Jane Sharp ... Born on February 4, 1997 ... Daughter of Paula and Peter Sharp ... Has two siblings, Katriece and Makenzie ... Has previously played with players now playing for the likes of Baylor, Stanford, Dayton, SMU, CSUN and Utah State.

What They're Saying
"Alex is a long and fearless wing who can score and rebound at a very high level. She is very efficient with the ball, has great footwork and is always coming up with the 50-50 balls that win games. She will find a way to stuff the stat sheet consistently and make those around her better with her very high basketball IQ. Her experience at the Center of Excellence in Australia, where she was able to receive comprehensive training, as well as the tremendous training she received at Diamond Valley and with the Melbourne Boomers has prepared her well for the rigors of ACC competition." - Jen Hoover

"Alex prepares for everything on and off the court like a professional. It wasn't always like that but her time with Paul Goriss at the Center of Excellence, Guy Molloy, and her coaches at Diamond Valley, have helped with that progression. As a player, Alex has the ability to shoot the three, play off a ball screen and also get to the basket. She has deceptive foot speed and is a terrific rebounder, which will only get better. Her understanding of the game is her biggest asset. She will bring a strong work ethic, a sense of team, and a wealth of international experience to her new teammates at Wake Forest. I have no doubt that the staff at Wake will take her game to another level." --Alan McAughtry, head coach of U20 Victorian State Team

"I chose Wake Forest University because it balances high academic standards with an elite basketball program that's filled with great people and knowledge. Developing myself physically, mentally and socially both on and off the court has always been incredibly important to me. I feel like Wake Forest has the encouraging community and team environment which will allow me to do this. I know that Wake Forest is somewhere I can have a home away from home, and a team that will become my family." --Alex Sharp

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