St. John’s basketball: Ex-guard Posh Alexander records triple-double

Former St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander
Former St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander /

Former St. John’s basketball guard Posh Alexander made history for Butler. 

Players that departed the St. John’s basketball program this offseason are finding success at their new destinations, including fan favorite Posh Alexander.

The former Big East Rookie and Defensive Player of the Year has been at the forefront of the surprising strong beginning to the season for the Butler Bulldogs and Thursday night was just the latest example from the Brooklyn native.

Alexander recorded the first triple-double of his career with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in Butler’s 103-95 overtime victory against Texas Tech.

The 6-foot point guard was only 2-for-10 from the floor, but did make one of his two attempts from 3-point range and 5-of-6 free throws.

It was the first time this season he reached double figure rebounds or assists and the first triple-double for the Bulldogs since Roosevelt Jones achieved the feat against the Red Storm in 2016.

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“It means a lot to me. That was the first triple-double of my career,” Alexander told John Fanta on the Big East Digital Network after the game.

However, he did appear to throw a little shade at the former St. John’s coaching staff for the way they handled mistakes from players on the court, “Just knowing that I have a place where I can play through mistakes and knowing that the coaches aren’t going to be so upset at me,” he continued.

“Just knowing that I know how to play basketball and the coaches live with some of the mistakes that I play with and that’s a huge part.”

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Alexander is averaging 10.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.7 steals per contest on 41.6-percent shooting from the floor yet 27.2-percent from 3-point range.

“The coaches believe in me. That just shows me a lot. ”

Posh Alexander will return to New York to play St. John’s for the first time inside Carnesecca Arena on January 2.

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