Valparaiso University junior forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Peters is just the fifth Crusader in the last 48 years to earn All-American accolades.
Peters earned the accolade from the Associated Press, one of just 55 total honorees among the three All-American teams and the Honorable Mention selections, for a junior campaign in which he enters tonight’s NIT semifinal averaging 18.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Peters already ranks third in a single season in program history in scoring (649 points) and sixth in rebounding (294 rebounds), and enters play at Madison Square Garden second in the nation in Ken Pomeroy’s Offensive Rating metric (>20% possessions used).
Peters is the first Crusader since Ryan Broekhoff in 2012 to earn AP Honorable Mention All-American honors. Prior to Broekhoff, Lubos Barton was also an Honorable Mention selection by the AP in 2002. The only other Crusaders to earn All-American accolades since 1968 were John Meyne (1983, 1984 – The Sporting News, Honorable Mention) and Bryce Drew (1998 – Basketball Times, Third Team).