Alexis Cortez to play professional basketball in France for US Colomiers

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Former Tucson High Star Alexis Cortez is busy preparing her professional career in Europe for the American club Colomiers Basket located just west of Toulouse in the south of France. Cortez scored 2,479 points in high school before ending her college career with Utah Valley where she averaged 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Colomiers finished a cut short fall season in 2020 in fourth place in Group B with a 3-2 record.

“This will be his first experience on this side of the Atlantic,” the club said upon signing. “She’s from the University of Utah Valley, NCAA. She will be a valuable asset for our team! She promised that she would do her best to learn French too.

Alexis Cortez trains with his trainer Cam Gaddis. (Andy Morales / AllSportsTucson)


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