August 31, 1969 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school||Denby (Detroit, Michigan)|
|College||Iowa State (1987–1991)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|1991–1995||Golden State Warriors|
|1996–1997||Estudiantes de Olavarría|
|1997||Atléticos de San Germán|
|1997–1998||AEK Athens BC|
|1998–1999||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,542 (8.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,384 (4.8 rpg)|
|Assists||257 (0.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Victor Joe Alexander (born August 31, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft after playing collegiately at Iowa State University. At 6'9" and 265 pounds, he played as a center and power forward.
Alexander played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), mainly for the Golden State Warriors from 1991 to 1995. The Warriors traded him to the Toronto Raptors with other players for B. J. Armstrong in 1995, but he never officially played for the Raptors. Toronto traded him first to the Cleveland Cavaliers (he failed the physical and the trade was rescinded) and eventually to the New York Knicks. The Knicks waived Alexander before he played for them. He had a brief stint with the Detroit Pistons during the 2001–02 season. In his NBA career, Alexander played in a total of 286 games and averaged 8.9 ppg.
Alexander also played overseas for top teams in Greece (AEK Athens BC and PAOK BC), Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Spain (TAU Ceramica) and Russia (CSKA), participating in many Euroleague games. His performances with CSKA earned him an All-Euroleague First Team selection in 2003.
Victor Alexander was considered one of the top low-block scorers in Iowa State history. The burly center was named a first-team all-Big Eight choice in 1989 and 1991 and his 1,892 career points rank fourth all-time in school history. He led the Big Eight in field goal percentage in 1991 at 65.9 percent. As of 2010, Alexander still holds the Iowa State University career highest field goal percentage record (min. 200 made), at 61.1 percent (778 out of 1,274).
|1987–88 Iowa St||23||120||18||30||0||0||3||6||32||19||4||7||4||2||39|
|1988–89 Iowa St||29||923||240||412||0||0||97||149||255||86||35||81||30||26||577|
|1989–90 Iowa St||28||887||226||386||0||1||100||173||243||64||43||35||34||15||552|
|1990–91 Iowa St||31||1020||294||446||0||0||136||201||280||78||37||85||51||35||724|
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.