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Courtney Alexander
Drafted by Orlando Magic in Round 1, pick 13
Traded to Dallas Mavericks

Allsport
Position: Shooting Guard
College: Fresno St.
Conference: WAC
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Age:
Birthdate: 04/27/77
High School: Jordan, Durham, N.C.

There's no question that Alexander knows how to put the ball in the basket; his 25.3 points per game led the nation. He scored 27.2 points per game in Western Athletic Conference play, the eighth-highest total in league history. Alexander is a good one-on-one player with great size for his position. He rebounds well (4.8 per game as a senior) and can cash in from the free-throw line. He needs to improve his 3-point stroke; he shot 33 percent as a senior. Alexander was labeled as something of an attitude problem after being dismissed from the team at Virginia, but he transferred to Fresno State, stayed in school and earned his degree. Alexander, the WAC Player of the Year and tournament MVP, showed more leadership and maturity on the court last season, which should ease any concerns the pro scouts had about him. Alexander will be a lottery pick, and some scouts even think he's the surest bet in the draft.

Career Statistics
Seasons  FGs  PCT  3-pts  PCT  FTs  PCT  RPG  APG  BLK  STL  PTS  AVE 
'95-96
'96-97
'98-99
'99-00
Totals
27
26
33
27
113
147-302
142-338
264-563
252-564
805-1767
.487
.420
.469
.447
.456
18-35
40-90
50-158
58-175
166-458
.514
.444
.316
.331
.362
63-82
60-79
106-140
107-137
336-434
.768
.759
.757
.781
.774
4.5
2.7
3.8
4.7
3.9
1.3
1.4
2.5
3.5
2.2
9
1
7
4
21
20
20
50
37
127
375
384
684
669
2112
13.9
14.8
21.4
24.8
18.7
 

Senior Season

  • Led the NCAA in scoring (24.8)
  • The WAC Player-of-the-Year
  • First player to lead the WAC in scoring in back-to-back seasons since Devin Durrant in '82-84
  • First-Team All-WAC
  • Missed first six games of season with a stress fracture in his left foot and missed another game due to a hip pointer. The Bulldogs were 21-5 with him and 3-4 without him
  • Has gone over 30 points 10 times in his career

    Junior Season

  • First season with Fresno State
  • First team All-WAC
  • Led Bulldogs in scoring
  • Had back-to-back 30 point games against Utah and San Diego State

    Freshman and Sophomore Seasons at Virginia

  • Played in 53 games over the two seasons
  • Earned Honorable-Mention All-ACC two seasons

    Notables

  • Graduated in December with a degree in anthropology
  • Was North Carolina's Player of the Year as a HS senior
  • His brother, Andre, played basketball at Norfolk State


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