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    Rodney Alexander
    23 Rodney Alexander
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Benton Harbor, Mich.

    High School:
    Benton Harbor

    Last College:
    Redlands (Okla.) CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 225

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    04/07/1987

    02/05/2008

    Illinois vs. Northwestern

    Illinois vs. Northwestern

    01/02/2008

    Illinois vs. Tennessee St.

    Illinois vs. Tennessee St.

    12/18/2007

    Illinois vs. W. Carolina

    Illinois vs. W. Carolina

    11/21/2007

    Illinois vs. Duke

    Illinois vs. Duke

    11/21/2007

    Illinois vs. Oklahoma State

    Illinois vs. Oklahoma State

    AT ILLINOIS
    2007-08 Junior:
    Played in 31 games on the season, starting 15 times, and averaged 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures three times ... Recorded first career double-double at Ohio State on Jan. 22, scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds ... Scored a team-high 17 points vs. Arizona State on Nov. 19 ... Led Illini with nine rebounds vs. Duke on Nov. 20.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE
    Averaged 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds during sophomore season while shooting nearly 59 percent from the field ... Ranked the No. 14 player nationally in the Junior College Top 125 by Rivals.com ... First-team all-conference and all-region selection ... Helped lead Redlands to a No. 1 ranking in the NJCAA D-1 poll for three straight weeks, a No. 2 ranking in the final regular season poll, and an overall record of 29-2 on the year ... Coach at Redlands was Steve Eck.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds as a senior in 2004-05, helping lead Benton Harbor to an undefeated regular season and No. 1 ranking in the state poll ... Two-time all-conference and all-state selection ... Three-year varsity letterwinner ... Selected to play in the Michigan All-Star Game ... Coach at Benton Harbor was Ramsey Nichols ... Also an outstanding varsity baseball player at Benton Harbor, playing a number of positions including pitcher and shortstop.

    PERSONAL
    Born April 7, 1987 ... Parents are Rodney Sr. and Carol Alexander ... Majoring in speech communications ... Nickname is Flight ... Has six brothers and two sisters ... Honors student at Redlands ... Hobbies include computers and fishing ... Played at Benton Harbor alongside his cousin, Wilson Chandler, who is now with the New York Knicks ... Another cousin, Anthony "Pig" Miller, played in the NBA for eight seasons ... Credits his mother for most influencing his athletic career because, "She has always had faith in me."

    Alexander's Career Statistics

    Year      G-GS     MIN/Avg.     FGM-A/%        3PM-A/%       FTM-A/%       OR-DR-TOT/Avg.    PF-DQ    A/Avg.    TO    B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
    2007-08   31-15    424/13.7     49-126/.389    11-57/.193    34-48/.708    38-52-90/2.9      31-1     11/0.4    25    4/0.1     11/0.4    143/4.6
    

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