Men’s basketball lands three on All-CACC team

Men’s basketball lands three on All-CACC team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University sophomore forwards Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Reedemer) and Derek Johnson (Conshohocken, Pa./Atlantic Christian) and junior guard Nick Schlitzer (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville) were named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference team on Tuesday. The voting was conducted by the conference's 14 head coaches.

Alexis was named to the first team, Schlitzer was selected to the second team, and Johnson was a third team pick.

Alexis—an All-CACC third team selection as a freshman—is leading the team with 18.3 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, 52 blocks, and a shooting percentage of 60.3 A three-time CACC player of the week, Alexis ranks second in the CACC minutes per game (37.6), field goals made (222), and field goal shooting, third in rebounding, and fifth in scoring and blocks.

In January, Alexis was tabbed for the 2013-14 Capital One Division II Academic All-District 1 Men's Basketball Team.

Schlitzer owns the CACC's best 3-point shooting percentage at 45.4 percent and is third in free throw shooting at 83.8 percent. He has knocked down a career-high 69 3-pointers, which is fourth in the conference. In CACC play, Schlitzer hit 52 3-pointers and shot 48.1 percent from behind the arc, which both rank second in the CACC.

Schlitzer is averaging 16.2 points per game, which is sixth in the CACC, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Johnson is third on the team in scoring (15.6 points per game) and rebounding (6.2 per game). He has connected on 62 3-pointers to rank fifth in the CACC. Johnson also sits seventh in field goals made (154), ninth in scoring, and 10th in 3-point shooting (37.6 percent).

Philadelphia (23-6), the CACC southern division champion, will face USciences in the semifinal round of the CACC Tournament on Friday, March 7 at Caldwell College. Tip-off is slated for noon.