PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia University men's basketball senior center Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) was voted as the 2015-16 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Basketball Performer of the Year by the 30 sports information offices in the Philadelphia metropolitan area Wednesday.
Alexis had a tremendous final season with the Rams that resulted in him earning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Year award and being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-East District and Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region Men's Basketball first teams. He was also invited to play in the 2016 Reese's Division II College All-Star Game.
In the classroom, Alexis—a three-time CACC Winter All-Academic Team honoree—completed his undergraduate degree in psychology last spring with a 3.612 and posted a 4.00 during the fall semester in the community & trauma counseling graduate program. Earlier this year, he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Men's Basketball first team.
He was the conference leader in total blocks (78), made field goals (251), field goal shooting (61.5 percent), and double-doubles (15). Alexis also finished second in the CACC in total rebounds (293), total points (619), rebounds per game (9.2), minutes per game (39:07), and third in points per game (19.3).
In 2015-16, Alexis set career highs in eight statistical categories: points, points per game, blocks, made free throws (117), free throw shooting (66.5 percent), minutes per game, made field goals, and assists (27).
During the season, he became the second player in program history to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, grabbing his 1,000th rebound on Jan. 9 against Felician and scoring his 2,000th point on Feb. 18 at Georgian Court.
Alexis finished his career second in school history in career blocks (268), third in rebounds (1,162), and fourth in scoring (2,116 points).