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Joe
Alexander
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Mt. Airy, Md.
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

At West Virginia: Started every game as a sophomore ... added more than 20 pounds to his frame over the summer ... one of the most athletic players in the BIG EAST … has improved his game dramatically since high school … attended Hargrave Military Academy in 2004-05 … outstanding athleticism and attitude … excellent shooter … can get to the rim from one step inside the free throw line … has a blend of skills that sets him apart ... (2006-07): started every game as a sophomore ... had a career-high 23 points vs. DePaul ... pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds against Maryland Eastern Shore ... shot 42.5 percent from the field ... averaged 10.3 points for the season after playing just 36 minutes as a freshman ... made his first collegiate start against Mount St. Mary’s ... scored 14 points against Slippery Rock, including 3-of-3 from 3 ... game-high 16 points vs. Canisius ... had 18 points vs. Montana ... scored 14 points vs. Arkansas ... scored 15 points with seven rebounds vs. NC State ... scored 15 points at Duquesne ... scored 18 points vs. Savannah St. ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 18) ... scored 10 points with seven rebounds vs. The Citadel ... first career double-double with 14 points and 11 boards vs. UMES ... had 12 points against UConn ... 16 points vs. Villanova ... 10 points and seven assists against St. John’s ... nine points at N.D. and Marquette ... scored 10 points vs. USF ... 13 points vs. Marshall ... 17 points at Rutgers ... 13 points vs. Seton Hall (twice) ... (2005-06): played in 10 games as a freshman ... averaged 1.3 points per game ... played in 36 minutes of action ... scored his first collegiate basket vs. Wofford ... had four points vs. Texas ... scored five points and blocked five shots against W&J ... 10 points at Georgetown ... 11 points, eight boards at Providence.

In High School: Averaged 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game at Linganore High ... earned first-team Monocacy Valley Athlete League Chesapeake conference honors ... team captain his senior year ... Frederick County all-star first team ... Mt. Airy Gazette player of the year ... 2004 Frederick Gazette player of the year … earned first-team honors from the Frederick Gazette and Frederick News Post ... Washington Post’s honorable mention all-Met team ... set school records for blocks in a season (90) and season field goal percentage (58.0).

Personal: Son of Stephen and Allyson Alexander ... one of five children ... two older brothers, John and Jeremy, played basketball at Washington College … born in Taiwan ... lived abroad for eight years (two in Taiwan, five in Beijing and one in Hong Kong) ... birthday is December 26 ... majoring in athletic coaching education ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.


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