Wendell Alexis

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Basketball player
Wendell Alexis
Player information
Nickname Iceman
birthday July 31, 1964
place of birth New York City , United States
size 206 cm
position Small forward /
power forward
college Syracuse
NBA draft 1986 , 59. Pick, Golden State Warriors
Clubs as active
1982-1986 United StatesUnited States Syracuse University
1986-1987 SpainSpain Forum Valladolid
1987-1988 SpainSpain real Madrid
1988-1990 ItalyItaly Enichem Livorno
1990-1991 ItalyItaly Ticino Assicurazioni Siena
1991-1993 ItalyItaly Pallacanestro Trapani
000001993 SpainSpain Forum Valladolid
1993-1994 IsraelIsrael Maccabi Tel Aviv
1994-1995 ItalyItaly Pfizer Reggio Calabria
1995-1996 FranceFrance Levallois SC
1996-2002 GermanyGermany ALBA Berlin
2002-2003 GreeceGreece PAOK Thessaloniki
2003-2004 GermanyGermany Central German BC
National team 1
1998 United States 9 games
Clubs as coaches
2006-2008 United StatesUnited States NJ Institute of Technology (HC)
2008-2009 United StatesUnited States Austin Toros (AC)
1 As of August 10, 2009

Wendell Alexis (born July 31, 1964 in Brooklyn , New York City ) is a former American basketball player who was particularly successful in Europe and is best known in Germany for his time at Alba Berlin .


Alexis, whose father was from the Caribbean island of Trinidad , played basketball, baseball and American football as a teenager. He was only on a basketball team from the age of 14, namely at Christ the King High School in Queens ( New York State ). From 1982 to 1986 he studied and played basketball at Syracuse University in the first NCAA division. His best season at university level was the game year 1985/86, when he averaged 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. In the 1986 NBA draft process , he was selected in the third round in 59th place overall by the Golden State Warriors , but never played in the NBA.

After working in Spain, Italy, Israel and France, Alexis moved to Alba Berlin in 1996 in the basketball league . Six times he was German champion with Alba and three times cup winner. With 5922 points in 341 missions, he took the top spot in the all-time Kobjäger list of the Berlin team. In 1998, 2000 and 2002 he was named Player of the Year in the Basketball Bundesliga. The family man (three children) was nicknamed Iceman during his time in Berlin , because he hardly showed any emotions on the field and scored important points with nervousness. Alexis preferred the nickname Black Swan , which was given to him in Italy because of his posture. In 2002 he no longer received a contract in Berlin, which annoyed Alexis at the time.

After a year in Greece he returned to Germany and strengthened the Central German BC . Although he won the FIBA Europe Cup with the MBC , he had a somewhat unfortunate end to his career due to the bankruptcy of the MBC in early 2004 . In the book 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga , published in 2015 , Alexis was named “one of the best players in the history of the Bundesliga. Maybe even the best, ”said. According to Marco Baldis , Alexis was "certainly the player who left his mark on the whole league."

On September 12, 2008, Alexis was hired as the new assistant coach of the Austin Toros from the NBA Development League , after he was among other things assistant coach at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen ( New Jersey ) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At the NJIT he was even an interim coach in the 2007/08 season after head coach Jim Casciano had to leave the team.

Later he worked in the administration of a hospital. His son Anell also became a professional basketball player, including in Germany.


  • national successes
    • Spanish runner-up (1988) with Real Madrid
    • Italian Vice-Champion (1989) with Enichem Livorno
    • Israeli champion (1994) with Maccabi Tel Aviv
    • Israeli Cup Winner (1994) with Maccabi Tel Aviv
    • German champion (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) with ALBA Berlin
    • German cup winner (1997, 1999, 2002) with ALBA Berlin

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. albaberlin.de - player profile Wendell Alexis ( Memento from July 18, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  2. basketball-bundesliga.de: "Wölfe" fans receive Wendell Alexis ( memento from March 22, 2006 in the Internet Archive ), September 4, 2003
  3. usabasketball.com - All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // A ( Memento of the original from September 22, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.usabasketball.com
  4. ^ Secrets of College Planning: Secrets of College Planning with Wendell Alexis- Former European Professional Basketball Player. Retrieved December 20, 2018 .
  5. Wendell Alexis. Retrieved December 20, 2018 .
  6. The Healed Wounds of Wendell Alexis. In: Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved December 20, 2018 .
  7. a b c Benedikt Voigt: The Iceman . In: Basketball Bundesliga GmbH (Ed.): 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga . Cologne, ISBN 978-3-7307-0242-0 , pp. 170 .
  8. n-tv news: Alexis on the MBC. Retrieved December 20, 2018 .
  9. Wendell Alexis is reconciled with Alba. In: Berliner Zeitung. Retrieved December 20, 2018 .
  10. FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIBA ​​EUROPE CUP SUCCESS. In: MBC. March 27, 2009, accessed December 20, 2018 .
  11. Benedikt Voigt: recipe for a serial master . In: Basketball Bundesliga GmbH (Ed.): 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga . Cologne, ISBN 978-3-7307-0242-0 , pp. 122, 123 .
  12. nba.com/dleague - Wendell Alexis Named Toros Assistant Coach ( Memento from September 14, 2008 in the Internet Archive ), November 12, 2008
  13. Dino Reisner: Wendell Alexis: "It was a pleasure to play at MBC". In: MBC. November 10, 2014, accessed December 20, 2018 .
  14. Basketball: Wiha Panthers: Anell Alexis flies in. In: Black Forest Messenger. Retrieved December 20, 2017 .
  15. usabasketball.com - THIRTEENTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 1998 ( Memento from September 10, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  16. Mitteldeutscherbc.de - European Cup Winner 2004 ( Memento from October 27, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  17. albaberlin.de - Eternal player / coach list ( Memento from December 3, 2010 in the Internet Archive )