Victor Joe Alexander (born August 31, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player. Listed at 6'10" (2.08 m) tall, and 265 pounds (120 kg) in weight, he played as a center and power forward.
|Born||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|
|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|
Alexander was considered one of the top low-post 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 scored ranks fourth all-time in the school's history. He led the Big Eight in field goal percentage in 1991, at 65.9 percent. As of 2010, Alexander still held 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|
Alexander was selected by the Golden State Warriors, in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft, after playing college basketball at Iowa State University. Alexander played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), mainly with the Golden State Warriors, from 1991 to 1995. The Warriors traded him to the Toronto Raptors, along 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Toronto traded him first to the Cleveland Cavaliers (he failed the physical and the trade was rescinded), and eventually to the New York Knicks.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 points per game.
Alexander also played overseas, for top teams in Greece (AEK Athens and PAOK), Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Spain (TAU Ceramica) and Russia (CSKA Moscow). During his career in Europe, he played in 115 EuroLeague games, over 6 EuroLeague seasons. His performances with CSKA earned him an All-EuroLeague First Team selection, in 2003.
|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.