Valparaiso University junior forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) raked in a number of awards Monday thanks to his stellar play in the final weekend of regular season action, as he was named co-Horizon League Player of the Week by the league office, league Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and American Sports Network National Player of the Week.
Peters, who repeated as league player of the week both from the league and from CSM, continued to stand out in a pair of dramatic road victories last weekend for Valpo. The junior scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, in Friday night’s overtime win at Milwaukee, scoring the final basket in regulation for Valpo and then scoring five points and handing out an assist in the extra period. Then, on Sunday at Green Bay, Peters scored seven points in the final 4:11 of a two-point Crusader win, finishing with a game-high 25 points and setting a new career high with 15 rebounds.
For the weekend, Peters averaged 24 points and 10.5 rebounds per game on .500 shooting from the field and from 3-point range. He dominated the last five games of the regular season, posting 22.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game on .571/.533/.852 shooting over that stretch, recording four double-doubles and earning Ken Pomeroy game MVP honors in all five games. Peters enters the Horizon League Championship seventh in the nation in Pomeroy’s Offensive Rating (>20% possessions used), one of just two players who have ranked in the top-10 in the metric each of the last two years.