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Alexis Cortez to play professional basketball in France for U.S. Colomiers

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Former Tucson High standout Alexis Cortez is busy getting ready for her professional career in Europe for the U.S. Colomiers Basket club located just west of Toulouse in southern France. Cortez scored 2,479 points in high school before finishing her college career with Utah Valley where she averaged 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

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

“This will be her first experience on this side of the Atlantic,” the club stated on her signing. “She comes 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 working out with her trainer Cam Gaddis. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

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