NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University men's basketball's Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) was named as the player of the week and Eric Long (Bronx, N.Y./Marianapolis Prep) was tabbed as the defensive player of the week by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) on Monday.
In a pair of Philadelphia victories, Alexis—who received the player of the week award for the second straight week—averaged a team-high 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and shot 70.8 percent from the floor.
Alexis opened the week with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, three rebounds, two blocked shots, one assist, and one steal in an 81-69 triumph over Georgian Court on Nov. 24. In the Rams' 61-50 victory over New Haven on Nov. 29, Alexis posted 19 points on 9-of-14, a season-best 13 rebounds, and three blocks.
Long had 5.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game to earn his first defensive player of the week honor of the season.
He had four defensive rebounds, a steal, and a blocked shots to help the Rams defeat the Lions. Long blocked a career-high five shots to go with six defensive rebounds and two steals in the New Haven victory. Offensively, Long averaged 9.0 points in the two wins.
Alexis is leading the team in scoring (18.6 points per game), rebounding (8.3 per game), field goal shooting (59.8 percent), and blocked shots (17). In the CACC, he is ranked second in blocks and shooting, sixth in scoring, and seventh in rebounds.
Long has 6.7 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, a team-high eight steals, and 10 blocked shots. He is sixth in the conference in blocks and 12th in rebounding.
Philadelphia (6-1, 1-1 CACC) welcomes Goldey-Beacom to the Gallagher Center for a CACC contest on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m.