The Taunton resident will join the Patriots for the upcoming 2022-23 season. He will have two years of eligibility with NCAA Division II Francis Marion.
“Doug is a tremendous floor leader and unselfish player,” said Edwards, whose team finished last year with a 13-15 overall mark in FMU’s first season as a Conference Carolinas member. “He was second in all of college basketball with 9.6 assists per game last season.He is also a good defender on the ball who brings a wealth of experience to a young and vibrant Patriot squad.”
During his junior year with Quincy, Alves averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 9.6 assists per game for the Granite. He has played and started in 21 games, leading the squad to a 19-5 overall record, and earning first-team NJCAA All-Region XXI recognition.
Alves made his collegiate debut with Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he played his two seasons. During the shortened 2020-21 season, he averaged 4.2 points for the Pioneers in 13 games.
Before inking his scholarship with the Pioneers, Alves attended South Kent Prep School in Connecticut during his post-grad year. He has earned honorable mention All-NEPSAC honors in 2019 after helping South Kent back to the postseason.
He is a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, where he played for his father Doug Alves. His father of him played at High Point University and professionally in Puerto Rico. Alves’s dad also coached him on his AAU team, the Boston Bobcats.
During his senior year, Alves averaged 18.7 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and three steals per game for BR.
He became the first player in the program to score over 1,000 points in over a decade. Alves was named an Old Colony League All-Star three times and a three-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic selection. He was Taunton Daily Gazette and Brockton Enterprise High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2018.
Alves helped lead the Trojans to a South sectional semifinal run during his junior year.
The Patriots welcome six newcomers and eight returnees to the roster this upcoming season.
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