Malachi Alexander Receives Richard J. Maloney Award
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior forward Malachi Alexander, a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Richard J. Maloney Award. Since 1981, the Maloney Award has been presented annually by the Holy Cross Varsity Club to the men's basketball player who best exemplifies Mr. Maloney's spirit and energy as a loyal contributor to the program.
Alexander averaged 13.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season, while connecting on 39.0 percent of his three-point field goal attempts (57 of 146). He finished the season ranked fifth in the Patriot League in steals, 12th in three-point field goals made, 12th in scoring, 13th in three-point field goal percentage and 14th in rebounding. Alexander led the team in rebounding 15 times and in scoring 10 times this year, while scoring in double-figures 23 times.
During his career with the Crusaders, he totaled 1,303 points, 648 rebounds, 223 assists and 128 steals in 131 games played, while making 134 of 336 three-point field goal attempts (39.9 percent). Alexander holds the all-time Holy Cross record for career games played, while standing second in career minutes played (3,742), ninth in career three-point field goal percentage, 10th in career three-point field goals made and 21st in career points scored.