A career performance on Sunday has led to recognition on multiple fronts for Alec Peters on Monday, as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball junior has been named the Horizon League co-Player of the Week by the league office, has been named both the Horizon League and High-Major Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and has been named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week by College Insider.
Peters put together one of the nation’s most dominating performances this season in the Crusaders’ win over Detroit on Sunday, going 12-of-20 from the floor and 11-of-11 from the foul line for a career-best 39 points – the most by a Valpo player since Brandon Wood scored 39 in November of 2009. The junior also crashed the boards all game, finishing with a new career high in that category as well as he tallied 14 rebounds. Peters is one of just three players in Division I this season to record a game of at least 39 points and 14 rebounds, joining LSU’s Ben Simmons and North Carolina’s Brice Johnson.
Peters opened the week in a nationally-televised win at Oakland Friday evening with a typically solid performance for the junior, going 6-of-10 from the floor for 15 points and 11 rebounds. For the week, Peters averaged 27 points and 12.5 rebounds per game on 60% shooting from the field and 93.3% shooting from the foul line as the Crusaders ascended to the top of the Horizon League standings.
Peters and the rest of the Crusaders return to action Thursday night at 7 p.m. as Valpo hosts Milwaukee at the ARC.