Malachi Alexander Named All-Patriot League

Holy Cross Athletics   02-27-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior forward Malachi Alexander has been selected to the 2016-2017 All-Patriot League third team in men’s basketball, as voted by the conference’s head coaches. He was also one of five players chosen to the Patriot League All-Defensive team.

Alexander has averaged 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season, while connecting on 39.4 percent of his three-point field goal attempts (56 of 142). He currently stands fifth in the Patriot League in steals, 11th in three-point field goals made, 12th in scoring, 13th in three-point field goal percentage and 14th in rebounding. Alexander has led the team in rebounding 15 times and in scoring 10 times this year, while scoring in double-figures 22 times.

During his career with the Crusaders, he has now totaled 1,292 points, 647 rebounds, 223 assists and 126 steals in 130 games played, while making 133 of 332 three-point field goal attempts (40.1 percent). Alexander holds the all-time Holy Cross record for career games played, while standing second in career minutes played (3,705), ninth in career three-point field goal percentage, 11th in career three-point field goals made and 21st in career points scored.

Malachi Alexander

Holy Cross (15-16 overall, 9-9 Patriot League) returns to action on Thursday, March 2, when it travels to Navy for a quarterfinal round game in the Patriot League Tournament. For tickets, click here.

A complete list of the 2016-2017 All-Patriot League teams follows.

All-Patriot League First Team
Eric Fanning, Boston University (Sr., G)
Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Jr., C)
Zach Thomas, Bucknell (Jr, F)
Tim Kempton, Lehigh (Sr., C/F)
Andre Walker, Loyola Maryland (Jr., G)

All-Patriot League Second Team
Justin Alston, Boston University (Sr., F)
Stephen Brown, Bucknell (Jr., G)
Kahron Ross, Lehigh (Jr., G)
Jarred Jones, Loyola Maryland (Sr., F)
Shawn Anderson, Navy (Jr., G)

All-Patriot League Third Team
Kimbal Mackenzie, Bucknell (So., G)
Malachi Alexander, Holy Cross (Sr., F)
Matt Klinewski, Lafayette (Jr., F)
Nick Lindner, Lafayette (Sr. G)
Austin Price, Lehigh (Sr., G)

Patriot League All-Defensive Team
Charlie Jones, American (Sr., G/F)
Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Jr, C)
Stephen Brown, Bucknell (Jr., G)
Malachi Alexander, Holy Cross (Sr., F)
Bryce Dulin, Navy (Jr., G)

Patriot League All-Rookie Team
Sa’eed Nelson, American (Fr., G)
Mark Gasperini, American (Fr., F)
Tommy Funk, Army West Point (Fr., G)
Tyler Scanlon, Boston University (Fr., F)
Will Rayman, Colgate (Fr., F)

Player of the Year: Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Jr., C)
Defensive Player of the Year: Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Jr., C)
Rookie of the Year: Will Rayman, Colgate (Fr., F)
Coach of the Year: Nathan Davis, Bucknell

 

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