Missouri State women's basketball student-athletes Lexi Hughes, Kenzie Williams and Hillary Chvatal address the media following the Lady Bears' 65-56 loss to MVC-foe Evansville at JQH Arena on Jan. 2, 2015.
Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Southern Illinois
2014-15: Appeared in all 33 games for the Lady Bears, averaging 7.0 points and 20 minutes while ranking second on the club with 65 assists...Shot 31.1 percent from long range on the year, improving to .367 in league games to rank seventh in the MVC...Buried multiple 3-pointers in 11 contests...Scored 22 points against SIUE (Dec. 6), making four treys and shooting 8-for-8 from the foul line...Knocked down five 3-pointers in seven tries and scored 24 points versus Evansville (Jan. 2)...Scored 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc against Loyola (Feb. 15)...Eight of her nine double-figure scoring games came in MVC play...Paced the Lady Bears in assists on 11 occasions...Had six assists and no turnovers at Loyola (Jan. 16), and matched that season high with six helpers at SIU (Feb. 20)...Shot over 81 percent from the charity stripe and averaged 2.1 rebounds per game.
2013-14: Completed her true freshman season as the MVC leader in 3-point accuracy, shooting 46.6 percent from beyond the arc (34-of-73) while playing in every MSU game and averaging 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds...Made at least one 3-pointer in 23 of the 28 games in which she had an attempt...Hit a trio of threes at Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 5) while posting 3-for-4 efforts from long range at Illinois State (Jan. 27) and against Southern Illinois (Feb. 2)...Scored a season-high 11 points against SIU that game, adding four rebounds and three steals...Made at least half of her 3-point attempts in 17 games...Dished out 43 assists and swiped 23 steals on the season...Bumped her scoring average to 4.9 points in MVC games while playing more than 20 minutes per game in league contests.
Background: Hughes was a four-time all-conference selection at Bishop Miege High outside Kansas City...As a senior, Hughes earned first-team all-Eastern Kansas League laurels, leading the Stags to a 17-6 record and state tournament appearance...Hughes averaged 12 points, 1.5 rebounds, two assists and one steal while shooting 48 percent overall and 43 percent from beyond the arc that season as a McDonald’s All-America nominee...As a junior, Hughes was an honorable mention all-state pick according to the Wichita Eagle and the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association after averaging 13.3 points per game with season totals of 71 assists and 48 made 3-pointers...She was a first-team all-conference pick that year and a second-team choice following a sophomore campaign in which she scored 10.8 points per contest and made 41 treys...Hughes averaged 6.9 points as a freshman, helping Bishop Miege to an 18-6 record and fourth-place state finish on the way to honorable mention all-conference accolades.
Personal: Lexi Hughes is the daughter of Brandon Hughes and Jennifer Clinkenbeard...Born in Shawnee Mission, Kan...Has three sisters, McKenna, Ava and Ashlyn...Recreation Management major...Turned 20 in July.