WyoPreps Spotlight: Riverton’s Alexxis Motisi [VIDEO]
Blossoming into a major star, Riverton’s Alexxis Motisi has burst onto the 4A girls’ basketball scene with excellent play this season.
In this WyoPreps Spotlight Feature, we focus on the Wolverines’ senior, who has Riverton off to their best start since the early 2000s. This season, the Wolverines already have as many wins as the last two seasons combined, with their 8-3 record.
Motisi was a 4A West All-Conference selection last year as a junior. She averaged 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game. Motisi led Riverton in all three categories. That was a marked improvement over a sophomore campaign that saw her at 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest.
This year, Alexxis is off to a great start. She is in the top six of Class 4A in scoring, rebounding and steals. Motisi is third at 16.1 points per game, sixth in rebounding at 8.4 a contest, and second with 3.8 steals per game. She’s shooting 50 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.
WyoPreps’ David Settle visited with Ms. Motisi after a game a few weeks back to talk about her improvement. She said she just got in the gym and worked hard with her teammates. Motisi likes what she sees with how Riverton is playing. She focused on her shot, some leadership pieces that her coach, Travis McIntosh, wanted her to improve upon, and feels Riverton can make some noise in Class 4A.
Alexxis Motisi is trying to lead the Wolverines back to the state tournament for the first time since 2015. If she continues on this pace, she might become Riverton’s first All-State girls’ basketball player since that same year.