Courtney Alexander

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Courtney Alexander
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Courtney Alexander
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Nationality: American
Born: 4/27/77
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Conn.
Draft: First Round, 13th overall
Drafted By: Orlando
College: Fresno State
NBA Career: 2000-2003
Mavs Tenure: 2000-2001

Courtney Alexander (born April 27, 1977 in Bridgeport, CT) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Orlando Magic for a first round draft pick and cash on June 28, 2000. The Magic drafted Alexander as the 13th overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft, and traded him to the Mavs the same day.

Alexander began his college career with two years at the University of Virginia. He sat our a year and transferred to Fresno State where his numbers really took off. He averaged 21.4 ppg as a sophomore and 25.3 ppg his senior season.

In his rookie season in the NBA, Alexander averaged 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 38 games for the Mavs. On February 22, 2001, he was traded to Washington in an eight player deal.

Alexander closed the 2000-2001 season playing for the Wizards. In 27 games (18 starts), he averaged 17.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 33.7 minutes. He was named the NBA's Schick Rookie-of-the-Month for April 2001 averaging 22.4 ppg and scoring 20 points or more on seven occasions. In the 2001-2002 season, he averaged 9.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 23.7 minutes.

For New Orleans in the 2002-2003 season, Alexander averaged 7.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.6 minutes per game. That proved to be the 6'6 guards final season in the NBA.

After being out of the league for three seasons, the 6'6 guard was invited to training camp by the Denver Nuggets in 2006 but released before the start of the season.

Today he runs the Courtney Alexander Press, a non-profit youth development organization that works with youth to develope them mentally and physically through basketball. You can learn more about it at www.capress.org.

According to courthousenews.com, Alexander was sued in October of 2013 for a six-figure sum accused of taking money for sponsorship events that never happened.