Nov. 21 - WEXFORD, Pa. – After leading the Bethany College men’s basketball team to its first 2-0 start in more than 25 years, senior British Alexander (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week for Nov. 21.
The 6-6 forward earned the third weekly conference award of his two-year career as a Bison after averaging 14.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and four blocked shots in a pair of victories last week. This is the first time BC has started the year 2-0 since the 1985-86 campaign.
In Bethany’s 82-60 triumph at Allegheny Nov. 15, Alexander turned in 19 points, 12 rebounds and five rejections. Then in the Bison’s 72-65 victory over Baldwin-Wallace Friday night, the sixth straight win for the Green and White in a home opener, he scored 10 points, hauled down 13 boards and blocked three more shots. Dating back to last year, Alexander now has nine double-doubles overall and six in his last nine contests.
In addition, the eight blocks last week give Alexander 75 in his Bison career, putting him alone in second place on the Bethany all-time blocked shots list.
The strong start to this year just is just a continuation of what Alexander accomplished last year. In his first season at Bethany after transferring from Sinclair Community College, he was named First Team All-PAC and Second Team All-ECAC South Region after averaging 13.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and breaking the BC single-season blocked shots record with 67. Alexander was instrumental in Bethany winning its conference-record 13th PAC championship and earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
A sports communication major, British is the son of Marian Grigsby and David Alexander.