Men’s Basketball Ranked 8th Nationally for Small Colleges by Sporting News


The Rams score on Chestnut Hill College in the 2013-14 season.

The Sporting News 2014-15 Small College Report, released Sept. 12, ranked PhilaU’s men’s basketball team eighth nationwide in Division II and named junior forward Peter Alexis to the Preseason All-America second team.

“It is great for our players and our University to be mentioned as one of the top 10 teams in the country,” said Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and head men’s coach Herb Magee, who is on target to reach his 1,000th career win this season, his 48th at PhilaU.

Last season, the Rams won their third Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship and reached the NCAA Tournament. Four starters from last year’s team, including Alexis, return for the 2014-15 season.

Alexis, who excels in the classroom as well as on the court, was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men’s Basketball Team last year.

The Rams open this season with an exhibition contest at James Madison University on Nov. 2.

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