Former Belmont men’s basketball standout Alex Renfroe has been named the MasterCard Baltic Basketball League (BBL) Most Valuable Player for the 2009-10 regular season as a member of the VEF Riga basketball club. Renfroe finished the regular season ranked in the top-eight in five different league statistical categories. He was seventh in scoring (15.2 average), fifth in rebounding (7.4 average), second in steals (2.1 average), first in assists (7.1 average), and eighth in field goal percentage (56.2 percent). He also posted a league-best seven double-doubles and had a league-high two triple-doubles.
His team, VEF Riga, reached the final four of the MasterCard BBL League playoffs, but fell to Ventspils 75-66 Wednesday night in the semifinals. Renfroe led the team with 16 points in the semifinal loss. A local product from Hume-Fogg High School, Renfroe was named 2008-09 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year after averaging 16.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game during his senior season at Belmont. His postseason accolades included: Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, All-District by the NABC and Basketball Times, Mid Major All-American by CollegeInsider.com and CollegeHoops.net.
Furthermore, Renfroe led the Bruins in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocked shots and field goal percentage – believed to be the first college basketball player since Tim Duncan in 1997 to lead his team in all five categories.