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Bruce Alexander

ALEXANDER DEVELOPED HIS BASKETBALL SKILLS ON THE PLAYGROUNDS AND BACKYARD COURTS IN AKRON’S NORTH HILL NEIGHBORHOODS. BY THE TIME HE STARTED HIGH SCHOOL HE WAS READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT.HE QUICKLY MOVED INTO THE STARTING LINEUP FOR THE AKRON NORTH VIKINGS AND BY THE TIME HE WAS A SENIOR HE WAS NAMED AKRON BEACON JOURNAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AFTER AVERAGING 23 POINTS A GAME.

HE CONTINUED HIS BASKETBALL CAREER AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE WAS A FOUR-YEAR LETTERMAN FOR LEGENDARY COACH DOM ROSSELLI AND ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN SCHOOL HISTORY. HE LED THE PENGUINS IN SCORING AS A JUNIOR AVERAGING 17.3 POINTS PER GAME AND WAS ALSO THE TEAM LEADER IN FREE THROWS MADE. AS A SENIOR HE EARNED ALL-CONFERENCE AND LITTLE ALL-AMERICA HONORS. HE WENT ON TO PLAY OVERSEAS FOR THE NETHERLANDS-HOLLAND TEAM IN THE EUROPEAN LEAGUE AND RETURNED TO THE U.S. TO PLAY A SEASON IN THE CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE. HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE YOUNGSTOWN STATE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME IN 1994.

Inducted 2014 | Basketball