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    Alexyz Vaioletama
    Alexyz Vaioletama

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fountain Valley, Calif.

    High School:
    Mater Dei HS

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Forward

    Experience:
    3V

    10/22/2014

    X and Coop Rock Pac-12 Media Day!

    Senior and head coach take the stage at Pac-12 Networks in San Francisco.

    09/22/2014

    2014-15 USC Women's Basketball Schedule Revealed

    Women of Troy have 17 televised games set for the regular season.

    08/01/2014

    USC Women's Nonconference Schedule Takes Shape

    The Women of Troy have an exciting nonconference slate ahead for 2014.

    03/18/2014

    Pac-12 Champion USC Women Head To NCAA Tournament

    The Trojans are back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2006 after winning Pac-12 Tournament Championship.

    03/09/2014

    USC Women Deliver Another Upset To Claim First Pac-12 Tournament Championship

    The automatic NCAA berth belongs to the Trojans after another big win at the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle.

    03/22/2014

    USC vs. St. John's (USATSI)

    USC vs. St. John's (USATSI)

    03/08/2014

    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford

    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford photos by USA TODAY Sports

    01/27/2014

    USC vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    USC vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    01/20/2013

    AP Photos: Women's Basketball vs. Stanford

    AP Photos: Women's Basketball vs. Stanford

    12/29/2011

    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford - AP Photo Gallery

    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford - AP Photo Gallery

    THIS SEASON
    Alexyz Vaioletama enters her senior season as one of the most athletic players in the conference and whose breakout junior season has her tabbed as a leader for the Trojans this season.

    2013-14 JUNIOR SEASON
    In her junior season, Vaioletama almost doubled her scoring and rebounding production from last season... Led team on the boards with 7.7 rebounds per game and was third in scoring with 8.6 points per game... Also provided 1.3 assists and led team in steals with 1.8 per game... Appeared in and started all 35 games... Hit a career-high 21 points at Cal State Northridge and at Arizona State... Had her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in USC's upset of Stanford in the Pac-12 semifinals... Recorded a career-high 18 rebounds at Cal State Northridge... Scored in double figures in 10 games and had six games with double-figure rebounds... Also provided 15 blocks and was second on the team in minutes played with 29.0 minutes per game... Earned Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention.

    2012-13 SOPHOMORE SEASON
    Vaioletama played in 30 games and started 15 as a sophomore... Scored the winning buzzer-beater for USC at Oregon State... Averaged 4.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game... Was third on the team in 3-pointers made with 20, shooting 35.7% from beyond the arc... During Pac-12 play, hit 15 three and averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game...Scored in doubles digits in five games, including a career-high 14 points vs. Stanford... Hit a career-high three 3-pointers at Oregon... Had a season-high 13 rebounds at Cal... Also had 12 blocks and 15 steals in the season.

    2011-12 FRESHMAN SEASON
    Vaioletama appeared in 28 games and started eight as a true freshman... Averaged 4.5 points and was fourth on the team in rebounding with 5.1 per game... Also added 27 assists, 20 steals and nine blocks... Had a team-high 10 rebounds in win at UCLA and set her career high with 15 vs. UC Santa Barbara... Career-best 12-point games came at Texas A&M and vs. Oregon... Started the first three games of her career.

    NATIONAL TEAMS

    Vaioletama was invited to participate in the 2011 U.S. Under-19 team trials... Was a member of the USA U-16 National Team that won gold at the 2009 FIBA Americas tournament... Also competed for the U.S. U-17 team.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Vaioletama was selected a A McDonald's All-American and earned All-CIF Southern Section honors out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif.... Ranked as the nation's No. 6 forward and No. 14 overall player in the ESPNU Rankings Class of 2011... Also named to the 2011 Los Angeles Times All-Star Team, averaged 10.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior... Mater Dei won back-to-back CIF state championships... Played club for West Coast Premier and Irvine Sol... An honor student.

    PERSONAL
    Alexyz Anissa Vaioletama was born June 12, 1993 in Riverside, Calif.... The daughter of Vaovasa and Caroline Tuato... Has three brothers, Jonah and Marcus Tuato and Christian Petero... Her cousin Steve Francis played in the NBA... Favorite food is Hawaiian... Has always wanted to travel around the world, visiting Rome, Germany, New Zealand and Australia... Hopes to play basketball overseas after graduation... Majoring in psychology.

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