11 Alex Abreu
11 Alex Abreu
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: So.
Hometown: Bayamon, P.R.
High School: Bayamon Military Academy/Central Jersey EOTO Academy
Position: G

A versatile guard ... strong shooter and has tremendous feel for the game ... has international background playing for the Under-18 Puerto Rican National Team ... holds the program record for assists by a freshman (128) and sophomore (149) … one of only seven players in Akron history with two 100-assist seasons … has appeared in six MAC Tournament games (including two title contests), one NCAA Tournament game and one NIT game in his career.

as a Sophomore (2011-12): Made 31 starts in 31 games as a sophomore … named Second-team All-MAC and was a member of the MAC All-tournament team … finished top-10 in the MAC in 3-point percentage (third, .430), assist-to-turnover ratio (fourth, 1.9), free throw percentage (fourth, .818), steals (fourth, 1.8 spg) and assists (fifth, 4.8 apg) … ranked in the top-100 nationally in assists per game (71st) and steals per game (72nd) … recorded an assist on 29.35 percent of Akron’s baskets while on the floor … had 17 games with five or more assists, and 16 contests with multiple steals … reached double figures in the scoring column 14 times … led the team in assists (149), steals (56), minutes per game (30.5) and free throw percentage (.818) … broke the sophomore season assists record (149) and finished the campaign ranked ninth in program history in career assists (277) … his 149 assists are the third-most in any season in team history … had the third-most steals ever by an Akron sophomore (56) … posted two 10-assist performances, including at Northwestern (March 13) and at Valparaiso (Nov. 18) … is one of just four players in school history with two or more 10-plus assist games in a single season, and the fifth with multiple 10-assist performances for his career … became the 15th player in UA history to record at least six steals in a game with his six takeaways at Mississippi State (Nov. 9) to open the season … led the Zips in scoring six times and in assists 25 times, including the final 17 contests … dropped a career-high 19 points against Ohio in the MAC title game (March 10) … also set single-game highs in assists (10, twice), rebounds (6, twice), steals (6) and minutes (38) … had only one game (vs. Duquesne, Nov. 19) in which he did not record an assist, leaving the game due to an injury after playing just six minutes. 

as a Freshman (2010-11): Appeared in all 36 games, making 15 starts, to tie the school record for most games played in a season ... is one of nine players to make his first collegiate start in the first five games of his freshman campaign under head coach Keith Dambrot, getting the starting nod against Detroit (Dec. 1) – his fifth collegiate game ... is the first freshman and one of 18 Akron players to record 100-plus assists in a season (128) ... owns the freshman school record for assists (128) and his performance was the tenth-best in program history ... posted 27 games with at least three assists, including 12 of the last 15 games ... led the team in assists (128), assists per game (3.6), steals (45) and steals per game (1.3) ... finished seventh in the MAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.58) and assists (128), ninth in assists per game (3.56) and 14th in steals per game (1.25) ... was the only freshman in the top-15 in assists, assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio in the MAC ... recorded 10 games with five-plus dimes ... reached double figures in the scoring column seven times ... had eight points and a season-high eight dimes in his first collegiate contest against Millikin (Nov. 12) ... reached double figures in the scoring column for the first time at Akron (11) against Temple (Dec. 12) ... had one stretch where he posted double-digit scoring totals in three-of-four games, including 10 points against Arkansas-Little Rock (Dec. 21), 11 points against Stetson (Dec. 22) and a then career-high 16 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 29) ... was named to the all-tournament team at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic, averaging 7.0 points, 5.7 assists and 2.7 steals while holding a 4.3 assist-to-turnover ratio over three games [Arkansas-Little Rock, Stetson and Miami (Fla.)] ... had only three games in which he did not record an assist.

at Bayamon Military Academy: Averaged 17.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

Puerto Rican U19 National Team: Was a member of the Under-19 national team, which posted a 5-4 record and finished sixth in a 16-team field at the 2009 FIBA World Championship in New Zealand ... posted 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Egypt (July 8, 2009) ... had nine points and four rebounds in an 86-49 victory over Angola (July 4, 2010).

Personal: Born Aug. 14, 1991, in New York City ... son of Albert Abreu and Ada Vazquez ... speaks fluent Spanish ... is majoring in business administration.