|Boys Sports||29 Jul 2010||
|Alumni: Troy Alexander transfers to SMU by Scott Farrell|
Troy Alexander, a point guard who helped guide the HP boys basketball teams to 63 wins from 2005-07, announced he will return to the area to play at SMU beginning with the 2010-11 season. The 6-1 guard played two seasons at Santa Clara in California, and appeared in 31 games last year as a sophomore.
He will have to sit out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer rules, and will be eligible for the 2011-12 season. Alexander was the 19th-rated college prospect in Texas according to Texas Hoops magazine before signing with Santa Clara.
"Troy is another local player that has done nothing but win," SMU head coach Matt Doherty said in a school release. "He is a guard that is a terrific leader and skilled passer. He sees the floor and delivers the ball extremely well. Troy had a great high school career at Highland Park for former SMU great David Piehler. He will add a great deal to our program."
SMU also announced that former Kimball High star Cotton Giles will transfer to the Hilltop. Giles, a 6-3 guard, played two seasons at Nevada and was a backup point guard behind 2010 NBA second-round selection Armon Johnson. The former District 14-4A Offensive MVP played in 28 games last season. He too will sit out the upcoming season.