Alexis named CACC player of the year; Huggins, Randolph make All-CACC team

Alexis named CACC player of the year; Huggins, Randolph make All-CACC team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa/Holy Redeemer) was voted as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) player of the year and was one of three Philadelphia University men's basketball players selected to the All-CACC team Friday morning.

Alexis is the third Philadelphia player to earn the conference's top honor, the first since 2007. Tayron Thomas was the first school's first CACC Player of the Year in 2006—Philadelphia's first year in the CACC—and was followed by Christian Burns one season later.

TJ Huggins (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) earned a place on the All-CACC second team and Kaison Randolph (Trenton, N.J./Pennington Prep) was selected to the third team.

A conference-best five-time CACC Player of the Week, Alexis is now a four-time All-CACC selection as he was also named to the first team. He

He was ranked in the top five in seven statistical categories. He posted 19.4 points per game—on a conference-high 62.0 percent shooting—9.1 rebounds per game, and 66 blocked shots. In addition to being the conference's top shooter, Alexis led the CACC with 13 double doubles. He also sits second in minutes per game (39:10), field goals made (217), rebounding, and blocked shots, and third in scoring.

Alexis averaged 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in 19 CACC contests.

He became just the second player in program history to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Alexis grabbed his 1,000th rebound in a home win against Felician on Jan. 9 and scored his 2,000th point in a road victory at Georgian Court on Feb. 18.

Huggins had a career year as he set career highs in scoring (13.5 ppg), rebounding (8.6 rpg), and assists (102) to earn his first all-conference honor. The CACC Player of the Week on Nov. 16, Huggins leads the CACC and Division II in minutes per game (39:55). He is fourth in conference in assists and rebounding, and 20th in scoring.

In his first season as a starter, Randolph recorded 17.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, 60 made 3-pointers, 39 assists, and 18 steals before suffering a season-ending injury in the final minutes of a win at Post on Jan. 22.

Philadelphia finished the regular season with a 21-7 record and was second in the CACC southern division with a 14-5 mark. The Rams—ranked fourth in the NCAA Division II East Region Rankings—will host Concordia (N.Y.) in the opening round of the CACC Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m.