Victor Alexander

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Victor Alexander
No. 52, 9
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1969-08-31) August 31, 1969 (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Denby (Detroit, Michigan)
College Iowa State (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career 1991–2003
Career history
19911995 Golden State Warriors
1996–1997 Estudiantes de Olavarría (Argentina)
1997 Atléticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
1997–1998 AEK Athens BC (Greece)
1998–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
1999–2000 PAOK BC (Greece)
2000–2001 Tau Ceramica (Spain)
2001–2002 Detroit Pistons
2002–2003 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2003 Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
2003–2004 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
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 1st round (17th 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 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 Toronto traded him first to the Cleveland Cavaliers (he failed the physical and the trade was rescinded) and eventually to the New York Knicks.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.[1]

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.

College career[edit]

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).[2]

Victor Alexander Collegiate Statistics (Iowa State University)
Year Games Min FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA REB PF AST TO BLK STL PTS
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
Total 111 2950 778 1274 0 1 336 529 810 247 119 208 120 78 1892

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Golden State 80 28 16.9 .529 .000 .691 4.2 .4 .6 .8 7.4
1992–93 Golden State 72 59 24.3 .516 .455 .685 5.8 1.3 .5 .7 11.2
1993–94 Golden State 69 39 19.1 .530 .154 .527 4.5 1.0 .4 .5 8.7
1994–95 Golden State 50 29 24.7 .515 .240 .600 5.8 1.2 .6 .6 10.0
2001–02 Detroit 15 0 6.5 .353 .000 .500 1.9 .4 .0 .1 2.7
Career 286 155 20.1 .518 .286 .634 4.8 .9 .5 .6 8.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Golden State 4 0 6.0 .600 .000 1.000 1.5 .3 .5 .0 1.8
2001–02 Detroit 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 5 0 5.4 .500 .000 1.000 1.4 .2 .4 .0 1.4

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