Tough, gritty, high motor point guard who became an ironman running the Jackets’ offense until suffering a dislocated left elbow 12 minutes into Tech’s Feb. 11 game against Duke … Sidelined the remainder of the season and underwent surgery to repair the injury … Three-star prospect out of high school who was ranked the No. 9 player in the state of New York and No. 33 in the nation at his position by ESPN … Follows a pair of legendary New York point guards into the Tech program — Kenny Anderson (1989-91) and Stephon Marbury (1995-96).
Had started every game as Tech’s primary point guard, ranking fourth in the ACC at 39.2 minutes per game in conference play prior to his injury … Ranked fourth among freshmen nationwide in overall minutes per game (35.9) and percentage of minutes played (89.3) … Logged eight complete games (seven in ACC play), including all 45 minutes in Tech’s OT loss at Boston College … Ranked fourth in the ACC in steals (1.8 per game), No. 1 among freshmen at time of injury … Had team-high 3.1 assists per game … Third on Tech’s scoring chart at 12.1 points per game, 10.2 per game against the ACC … Ranked fifth among ACC freshmen in scoring, fourth in assists … Eleven double-figure games in the last 16, 16 altogether as a freshman … Averaged 13.2 ppg in last six games (27-61 FG, 14-31 on threes) prior to Duke … Topped 20 points four times (22 vs. Grambling State, 23 vs. Wright State, 23 vs. Yale, 23 at Florida State) … Shot the ball well from three-point range (37 pct.), knocking down four threes in a game four times, including at North Carolina and Florida State … Excellent at the foul line (80.2 percent on 81 attempts, third on the team in both) … Snared season high of seven rebounds three times.
Named New York City Catholic League player of the year as a junior in 2015-16, led Christ the King, the No. 19 team in the nation entering the 2016-17 season, to the New York City title twice … Averaged 17 points and 6.5 assists per game as a junior … Posted the first quadruple-double in school history (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals) … Led his AAU team, the New York Rens, to the Peach Jam quarterfinals in the summer of 2016, averaging 11 points and five assists.
Full name is Jose Alvarado … Born April 12, 1998 in Brooklyn … Son of Jose and Odilian Alvarado … Has a younger brother, Jeremy … Began playing basketball at age 9 … Enjoys listening to music … Enrolled in the Literature, Media and Communications program at Tech.