HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Head coach Dee Vick has recently announced the addition of former NBA and UVA star Cory Alexander to the basketball coaching staff. Alexander comes to the Tiger staff after a ten year professional career that included time with the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats.
"We are thrilled to have Cory Alexander join our program," said Vick. "His experiences with basketball have prepared him for a successful college coaching career, and we are exited he can begin that journey here at Hampden-Sydney. He has played under the best coaches in the world and has earned the opportunity to line up face to face with the world's best players; this combination will enhance his ability to make a meaningful impact on our program."
A native of Waynesboro, Virginia, Alexander attended basketball power Oak Hill Academy where he was named a McDonald's High School All-American and Parade Magazine First Team All-American as a senior in 1991. In addition, he was Mr. Basketball of Virginia and the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year.
At the University of Virginia, he was an All-ACC point guard who holds the University's freshman records for assists and three pointers while helping the Cavaliers to a 1992 NIT Championship. As a sophomore, Alexander guided UVA to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, was named to the First Team All-ACC Tournament Team and earned the University of Virginia Cavalier of the Year award. As a senior in 1995, Alexander was a team captain and again named the Cavalier of the Year while guiding his team to an NCAA Elite Eight finish.
Professionally, Alexander was the 29th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft and selected by the San Antonio Spurs. He has also spent time playing for Virtus Roma in the Italian League and Euroleague, as well as the Roanoke Dazzle where he earned Second Team All-NBDL honors in 2003 and First Team All-NBDL honors in 2004 when he averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and a league-high 6.1 assists and 2.0 steals-per-game. Most recently, he played with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005.
Currently, Alexander assists with Raycom Sports and the ACC Network as well as Comcast SportsNet providing color commentary and studio analysis. He also runs the Cory Alexander Basketball School in Richmond - started in 1995. He has also coached at the Greater Richmond Summer Pro-Am and the Boo Williams Summer League.
"I am extremely excited to join the Hampden-Sydney community," Alexander stated. "I have learned a tremendous amount about the history and tradition at Hampden-Sydney and am thankful that President Howard and Richard Epperson have supported Coach Vick in adding me to the staff. I truly believe that the Tiger basketball program is headed in a positive direction under Coach Vick, and I look forward to being a part of it."