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Jose Alvarado
Guard

Jose Alvarado

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Guard

Year Junior
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-0
Weight 179
Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
Last School Christ the King HS
Jose Alvarado

Biography

General

Tough, gritty, high motor point guard who has been an ironman and floor general for the Yellow Jackets … Returned from a season-ending injury as a freshman to lead the team in scoring, assists and steals as a sophomore … Has started all but one game he has been available to play in his first two seasons (missed eight due to injury) … Has 36 career double-figure scoring games (16 as a freshman, 20 as a sophomore) … Has topped 20 points 10 times … Rarely leaves the floor unless he has foul trouble or is injured, has played the entire 40 minutes (45 in one overtime game) 13 times in his career … Averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 assists in Tech’s August trip to Spain, and hit 8-of-16 from three-point range.

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) … Began playing basketball at age 9 … Enjoys listening to music … Enrolled in the literature, media and communications program at Tech..

2018-19

Led Tech in scoring (12.5 ppg), assists (3.4 pg) and steals (1.8 pg) … Averaged team-high 12.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.8 steals in ACC games … Last six regular-season games, averaged 18.3 points, leading the Jackets in five of those games – 17 points vs. Florida State, a career-high 29 vs. Pittsburgh, 20 at Miami, 12 at Virginia, 21 vs. Boston College, and 11 at NC State … Converted 37-of-75 field goals (49.3 pct.), 12-of-30 from three-point range (40 pct.), 24-of-32 from the free throw line (75 pct.), adding 29 rebounds, 24 assists and 12 steals … In previous six games: 24 points, 10-of-59 FG, 3-for-26 from 3-point range, attempted just two free throws … Committed just four turnovers in 160 minutes in last four games … Averaged 15.6 points over Techโ€™s first six ACC games (he missed Louisville game with a groin injury) … Shot 44.7 percent from the floor, 11-of-24 (44 pct.) from three-point range, and 25-of-31 (80.6 pct.) from the foul line … Averaged 36.2 minutes in ACC games (6th in the conference), played full 40 minutes against Notre Dame (2nd meeting), Pitt, Miami and NC State … Had five complete games on the season … Double figures in 20 games, including 24 at Northwestern, 20 at Arkansas. 20 vs. Virginia Tech, 21 vs. Boston College

2017-18

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 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 … … 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.

High School

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.

 

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