A skilled back to the basket scorer and strong offensive rebounder, Alexis brings a big 6-10, 255-pound frame to a Nittany Lion frontcourt that graduated all three starters. Alexis was also a standout prep volleyball player who led his team to the PIAA finals at Penn State in his senior season. As he develops, he will be looked toward to provide low post scoring and rebounding and a physical presence in the paint.
"Peter has made great strides since stepping on campus. He has worked hard to change his body, and no doubt is in the best shape of his life."
- Patrick Chambers
A two-time second team all-state selection and conference MVP (2010 & 2011) at Holy Redeemer High, Alexis led his team to three 20-win seasons, including a 29-4 mark his senior year...Scored more than 2,000 career points and owns school records for career points and single-game scoring (41)...A four-year varsity starter and team captain, his team won four conference titles...Posted 20.2 ppg and 10.4 rpg as a junior while shooting 66 percent from the floor to earn second-team Pennsylvania Class AAA All-state honors...Led his team to a 25-4 record and district runner-up finish...Redeemer lost in the second round of the state playoffs to eventual state champion Neumann-Goretti...Averaged 18.8 ppg and 11.2 rpg as a sophomore and 11.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg in his freshman campaign...Led both the basketball team and volleyball teams to the school's first ever district titles in 2011...Helped volleyball team advance to the Pennsylvania state finals on Penn State's campus in his senior season.
The son of Janine and Frank Alexis...born November 4, 1992 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa....a National Honor Society and Honor Roll student in high school..his sister, Meredith, was a standout basketball player at James Madison earning CAA Player of the Year, Virginia Player of the Year and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2007...a two-time first-team all CAA selection, she holds James Madison's school record for career points (1,760) and the CAA conference record for career rebounds (1,313), which currently ranks seventh in the NCAA record books...Alexis played professionally in Europe for Energa Torun in Poland, USSO Mondeville in France and Extrugasa de Arosa in Spain and is currently the head volleyball coach at Wilkes University.