Alexis tabbed CACC men's basketball player of the week for fifth time

Alexis tabbed CACC men's basketball player of the week for fifth time

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University senior forward Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) picked up his fifth Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) men's basketball player of the week award from the conference office on Monday.

Alexis played all 80 minutes during a 2-0 week for the Rams and averaged 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocked shots.

He opened the week by becoming the fourth player in program history to score 2,000 career points, as part of a 15-point, 12-rebound night, in the Rams' 65-43 victory at Georgian Court on Feb. 18. Two days later, Alexis poured in a game-high 23 points—on 7-of-12 shooting—and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Philadelphia defeat Holy Family 76-66 and earn a home game in the CACC Tournament first round.

A starter in all 27 games this season, Alexis is putting up 19.6 points per game on 61.4 percent shooting, 9.0 rebounds per game, and 65 blocked shots. He is the conference leader in field goal percentage and double-doubles (12), and second in scoring, rebounding, blocks, made field goals (210), and minutes per game (39:08). In Division II, Alexis ranks seconds in minutes per game and 14th in blocks, field goal percentage, and double-doubles.

Alexis is the Division II active career leader in rebounds (1,112), field goals made (825), blocks (255), and double-doubles (56).

Philadelphia (22-5, 14-4 CACC) concludes the regular season with a CACC contest against Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Gallagher Center.