Joe Alexander
Full Name: Joe Anthony Alexander
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m) / 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
College: West Virginia
Region: Taiwan, Mainland China
 

West Virginia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 10 0 4 8 .500 5 8 .625 0 1 .000 7 2 1 7 13 1.30
2006-07 36 36 144 339 .425 42 66 .636 40 131 .305 155 70 22 38 370 10.3
2007-08 36 34 219 474 .462 158 194 .814 11 41 .268 230 88 26 54 607 16.9
Totals 82 70 367 821 .447 205 268 .765 51 173 .295 392 160 49 99 990 12.1

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Big East Honors as a junior. Also named All-District by the NABC and USBWA and was named an Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press. Currently ranks eighth on West Virginiaís all-time leaders for blocked shots (99). Has scored in double figures in 48 career games.

Junior (2007-08): Led team in scoring (16.9 ppg, ranked eighth in the Big East), rebounding (6.4 rpg), and blocked shots (1.5 bpg, eighth). Missed one game due to a groin injury. Scored 20 or more points 13 times and topped the 30-point mark three times. Posted seven double-doubles. Tallied 26 points, six rebounds and five assists in an early season win over Duquesne. Posted 21 points and seven rebounds vs. Oklahoma. Scored 22 points at Louisville. Logged career highs of seven blocked shots and four steals vs. Prairie View A&M. Recorded a double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds at Connecticut. Registered 32 points in his very next game vs. Pittsburgh, becoming the first player in school history to post back-to-back 30-point games in 28 years. Opened Big East Tournament with a 22-point effort vs. Providence. Exploded for a career-high 34 points vs. Connecticut in the quarterfinals. Notched 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Xavier in the Sweet Sixteen.

Sophomore (2006-07): Averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots. Scored in double figures 20 times, recording a season-high 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting vs. DePaul. Tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists at Seton Hall. Posted first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore. Registered 10 points, five rebounds and a career-high seven assists vs. St. Johnís. Hit three three-pointers on his way to 16 points vs. Villanova. Recorded 15 points and seven rebounds vs. North Carolina State.

Freshman (2005-06): Averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.6 minutes a contest. Recorded season highs of five points, three rebounds and five blocked shots in 12 minutes of playing time vs. Washington & Jefferson. Tallied four points and two rebounds in six minutes at Texas.

Strengths: Creates mismatches both inside and outside with his blend of athleticism, length and shooting touch. Reads defenses well and exhibits a good knowledge of the game.

Personal: Majoring in athletic coaching education. Lived abroad for the first eight years of his life in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong before his family moved to the United States.



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