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BETHANY’S WILCOX & ALEXANDER NAMED ALL-REGION
March 13 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College junior Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) earned two All-Region honors and senior British Alexander (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) earned one when two organizations announced its postseason awards Monday.
Wilcox was named First Team All-Great Lakes Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Second Team by D3Hoops.com and Alexander was rewarded with Second Team recognition from the NABC. They are the first Bison players to earn All-Region from any organization since Joe Testa was a Second Team selection by D3Hoops.com in 2009-10.
Wilcox’s First Team honor is the first by a Bethany player from the NABC since Matt Drahos earned First Team in 2005-06. The 6-3 forward was named the PAC Player of the Year for his third all-conference award. He led Bethany in scoring (14.8), steals (3.2) and assists (2.9) and ranked second on the team in rebounding (7.9). During the season, Wilcox broke the school’s single-season (93) and career steals (224) records and is the first player in BC history to surpass 1,000 career points (1,129), 500 rebounds (591), 200 steals and 200 assists (224).
A pre-physical therapy major, Nick is the son of David and Sharon Lacey of Venetia, Pa.
Alexander was also a First Team All-PAC choice, his second such award from the league. The 6-6 forward averaged 10.3 points and grabbed a team-leading 8.3 boards per game. He also led the conference in blocked shots with 55 and also finished his two-year tenure as a Bison ranked second in career blocked shots with 122. Alexander notched nine double-doubles during his senior season and 16 overall.
A sports communication major, British is the son of Marian Grigsby and David Alexander of Dayton, Ohio.