ALBANY, N.Y. – Philadelphia University senior forward Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) was voted on to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region Men's Basketball First Team by the region's sports information directors Monday.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Year, Alexis—who was previously named to the region's first team in 2014—played integral role in helping the Rams post a 23-9 overall record, reach the championship game of the conference tournament, and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Alexis ranked first in the CACC with 15 double-doubles, 251 made field goals, 78 blocked shots, and a 61.5 shooting percentage. He was second in rebounding with 9.2 per game and third in scoring with 19.3 points per game, both team highs.
In Division II, Alexis sits 10th in shooting, 12th in double-doubles, and 15th in made field goals.
During the CACC Tournament, Alexis recorded 19.7 points—including 35 points against Concordia (N.Y.) in the first round to tie his career high—on 60.0 percent shooting, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.7 blocked shots to earn a place on the all-tournament team.
Alexis became the second player in program history to rack up 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. He grabbed his 1,000th rebound in a home victory against Felician on Jan. 9, 2016. Alexis, who scored a career-high 619 points this season, scored point number 2,000 in a road win at Georgian Court on Feb. 18, 2016.
He finished up his career second in blocked shots (268), third in rebounds (1,162) and fourth in scoring (2,116) points).
Alexis is joined on the first team by Southern Connecticut's Desmond Williams and Michael Mallory, St. Thomas Aquinas' Justin Reyes, and Bentley's Tyler McFarland.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.