- Alex Legion
- Hometown (Last School)
- Beverly Hills, MI (Detroit Country Day)
- November 16, 1988
Alex Legion was born on November 16, 1988, to Rodney and Annette Legion.
Legion was a three-year starter for Detroit Country Day. As a junior he led them to the Michigan Class B quarterfinals and a 20-5 record. He averaged 18.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2 steals. Legion played his senior season at Oak Hill Academy. He averaged 19.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range, and 85 percent from the free throw line in his senior season. He was a 2007 Parade Magazine All-America.
On November 8, 2006, Legion signed with the University of Michigan but withdrew his commitment when Wolverine head coach Tommy Amaker was fired. He then enrolled at the University of Kentucky but, on December 3, 2007, after only six games (two of which he started), announced that he was leaving Kentucky.
Legion transferred to the University of Illinois. He enrolled for the second semester, making him eligible to play after the conclusion of the fall semester of 2008. He played his sophomore year and half of his junior year with Illinois, but after averaging only 2.7 points in 10 minutes per game at the beginning of the 2009 season, he decided not to return to the team after winter break.
Legion then transferred to Florida International University, to be coached by Isiah Thomas. In February 2011, Legion was dismissed from Florida International University for a violation of team rules.