Former Arizona State and Louisiana Tech 6’4″ middle blocker Alexa Lister will be transferring one final time as she will attend Charleston Southern in 2018. A redshirt junior-to-be in the fall, Lister will have two years left of play.
The move has yet to be officially announced by the school, which could just be a hold-up along the way in the papers. However, she notes on her Instagram page that she is heading to Charleston Southern, where she is likely – although not certain – to be immediately eligible since she is changing conferences and just sat out a year.
The Sun Devils never got to see Lister hit the court in her one season with the program, as she came in as a transfer and had to sit the year out as a redshirt. The loss leaves Arizona State, who went 10-22 and 0-20 in the Pac-12 in 2017, with two returning middle blockers.
Lister also comes from a strong bloodline, with her father Alton Lister playing in the NBA for 17 years. He was also a member of the Arizona State Hall of Fame at Lister’s last stop and wore the number 53, just like Alexa did with the Sun Devils.
Before Arizona State, Lister attended Louisiana Tech for a pair of seasons in 2015 and 2016. She amassed 323 kills and 95 blocks in those two years that saw 175 sets and 44 starts. She was top four in kills and blocks on the team both years.
Prior to her time in college, Lister prepped at Chino Hills High School in California, where she earned a host of awards such as All-Sunrise League and All-League for the CIF Southern Section.
Charleston Southern is coming off of an 8-22 season in which they went 3-13 as a member of the Big South. They had three middles on their 2017 roster, but graduate one in Kyle Klein – who appeared in 110 of 111 sets and was second on the team in blocking. That opens up a spot to be competed for which Lister could potentially slide right into.