DeAndre Alexander was inducted into the Spoon River College Athletic Hall of Fame during the annual Canton Community College/Spoon River College Alumni Association Reception and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction held November 4 at the Canton Campus.

Born in 1981 in Shreveport, Alexander graduated from Arcadia High School in Arcadia, LA, and came to SRC on a basketball scholarship, staring during one of the SRC men’s basketball program’s most successful eras and becoming one of the most decorated players in SRC’s history. He ranked seventh in the nation in scoring and third in rebounding, was named to the All-Conference First Team, earned Region 24’s All-Tournament Most Valuable Player honors, and was an NJCAA All-American.

Earning an associate degree in criminal justice in 2003, Alexander transferred to the University of Louisiana Monroe, where his basketball career continued. He led ULM in rebounding with 7.8 per game and finished second on the team in scoring. His best performance came in a win over Baylor, during which Alexander posted a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Alexander earned a bachelor’s from ULM in 2007 and a Master’s in Sports Administration (plus 30) from Grambling State University in 2010. For 16 years, he has worked at his alma mater, Arcadia High School, as an educator and as a basketball coach. With Alexander sharing his experience and leadership as an assistant coach, the Hornets have won 1A Louisiana State Championships in 2016 and 2021. Between these titles, he survived a vehicle accident that left him on a ventilator for weeks and kept him down for an entire year.

Alexander served four years on Arcadia’s City Council, was appointed to serve as Bienville Parish Constable for two years, and he currently serves on ULM’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. He’s active in Holland Grove Baptist Church, Tea Time for Cure (to support breast cancer awareness and research), Men Standing Against Domestic Violence, the NAACP, and Arcadia Parks and Recreation. He’s the founder of a mentoring program for ages 7-16 called Adopt-A-Son, and Calling All Young Men, an organization he created in response to rapidly-growing gun violence in his community. He’s also been honored with the Bienville Parish 30 & Up Top Professionals Award and ULM’s 2021 Rising Young Alumni Award.

Alexander has been married to his wife, Alexis, since 2022 and is the proud father of DeAndre’a (age 23, a first-year teacher), DeAsia (age 14), Braylon (age 12), Asher (age 5), and Demir (age 11 months).

DeAndre Alexander, CCC/SRC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee