Valparaiso University senior forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the third time in the last four weeks after his strong effort in the Crusaders’ big win Saturday over Indiana State.
Peters needed less than 19 minutes to rack up a double-double on Saturday, finishing the first half of the victory over the Sycamores with 23 points and 10 rebounds. When the final buzzer sounded, the senior had amassed 29 points and matched his career best with 15 rebounds. In the process, he moved into 14th place in Horizon League history in career scoring, and with 1,964 career points, he enters Thursday’s game against Santa Clara just 36 points shy of the 2,000-point milestone.
The double-double was Peters’ fifth of the season, while he extended his streak of consecutive 20+ point games to 11 – the longest by a Valpo player in at least 22 seasons. The Player of the Week honor is the third from the league office this year for Peters, giving him eight career weekly awards – tied for fourth-most in league history.