At Fresno State: The premier player on the West Coast ? unanimous selection for WAC Preseason Player of the Year ? selected the nation's top shooting guard by Dick Vitale ? also selected first-team All-America by Vitale ? named to the Sport Basketball Preview All-America second-team ? opted to return to Fresno State for his senior season instead of the NBA draft where he was a projected first round selection ? will graduate in December 1999 with a degree in anthropology ? is the top returning scorer in the Western Athletic Conference ? a candidate for the Naismith Award and John Wooden Award.
1998-99: Named first-team All-WAC and to the All-Newcomer Team ? named WAC Player of the Week on March 1 for his 35 points vs. San Diego State and 26 vs. Hawai'i ? All-Impact selection by Dick Vitale ? his 684 points rank him second on the Bulldog single-season chart ? his 21.4 scoring average was tied for ninth on the single-season list with Gary Alcorn ? had back-to-back 30-point games vs. Utah (37) and San Diego State (35) ? scored 15 points in the second half vs. Hawai'i to key the Bulldog win in Honolulu ? scored 37 points vs. No. 13 Utah in Selland Arena, the most points by a Bulldog since 1974, most points in a regulation game since 1971 and the ninth-highest in Fresno State history ? hit career-best 15 field goals vs. San Diego State ? had game-high 26 points to lead Fresno State over No. 15 New Mexico ? has scored in double figures in all of his games, with 19 20-plus point games ? led Fresno State with 24 points vs. No. 25 Temple with career-best six three-point baskets in that game ? third on the team with 50 steals ? second on the team in free throw percentage at 75.7% ? led Fresno State 18 times in scoring, including six of the last seven games ? was the top assist man twice, including a career-best nine vs. Sacramento State.
1997-98: Transferred to Fresno State in the Fall of 1997 ? sat out the 1997-98 season in accordance with NCAA transfer regulations.
At Virginia: Played in 53 games over the course of the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, averaging 14.3 ppg and 3.6 rpg ? shot 45.2% from the field overall and 46.4% from three-point range during his career ? two-time honorable mention All-ACC selection.
1996-97: Earned honorable mention All-ACC honors after leading the Cavaliers in scoring (14.8 ppg) and shooting 44.4% from three-point range as a sophomore ? had seven 20-point games, including a season-high 27 in the ACC Tournament vs. North Carolina ? helped Virginia to a 18-13 record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Iowa.
1995-96: Started in 22 of 27 games as a freshman, finishing third on the squad and 15th in the ACC in scoring (13.9 ppg) ? was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in addition to pulling down honorable mention All-ACC recognition ? shot a team-high 48.7% from the field and 51.4% from three-point territory ? scored what was then a career-high 30 points vs. Duke ? was the team's leading scorer on nine occasions ? registered his first career double-double by totaling 21 points and 10 rebounds against Liberty ? averaged 19.9 ppg and 6.0 rpg during a nine-game stretch at the end of the season ? was a two-time ACC Rookie of the Week Award winner and recipient of Virginia's Rookie of the Year honor.
High School: Graduated from Jordan High School in Durham, N.C. in 1995 ? was the state of North Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in addition to earning third-team All-America recognition from BlueChip and Parade magazines ? as a senior, averaged 30.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 3.1 apg ? ended his career as Jordan High's all-time leading scorer (2,087 points), which included a school single-season mark of 797 points his senior year ? averaged 26.1 ppg and 6.2 rpg for his prep career ? was a two-time first-team All-State selection (junior and senior years) and a second-team All-State choice as a sophomore ? played in both the Capital Classic and Converse All-Star games ? selected to play in the Albert Schweitzer International Youth Tournament in Germany in 19944, helping the U.S. team to the World Championship.
Personal: Born April 27, 1977, in Bridgeport, Conn. ? son of Allana and Joseph Alexander ? has two brothers and one sister ? his brother, Andre, played basketball at Norfolk State University.
Tarkanian on Alexander
ALEXANDER'S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS MIN FG-FGA PCT. 3P-3PA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. PF-D AST-TO BL-ST TP AVG. 1996* 27-22 727 147-302 .487 18-35 .514 63-82 .768 122 4.5 57-1 36-46 9-20 375 13.9 1997* 26-20 732 142-338 .420 40-90 .444 60-79 .759 70 2.7 50-0 37-31 1-20 384 14.8 1998 Did not play 1999 33-32 1,023 264-563 .469 50-158 .316 106-140 .757 121 3.8 78-2 82-76 7-50 684 21.4 TOTALS 86-74 2,482 553-1,203 .460 108-283 .381 229-301 .760 313 155 185-3 155-153 17-90 1,443 16.9