Former Belmont star displays his versatility throughout Europe

Monday, July 18, 2011 at 9:28pm
Staff reports

As he did at Belmont, Trevecca Nazarene and Hume-Fogg High School, Alex Renfroe is dominating in the professional basketball ranks.

Renfroe has signed a one-year contract with Enel Brindisi of the Lega Basket Serie A, which is the highest level of competition in Italy.

The move comes after he led KK Zagreb of Croatia to the National Cup championship. He averaged 11 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a league-high 2.4 steals.

Renfroe has enjoyed a successful career overseas since he finished his senior season at Belmont in 2008-09. The 6-foot-2 guard was named the 2010 Baltic Basketball League Most Valuable Player having finished in the top 10 in five different statistical categories. During that campaign, he boasted league-highs of seven double-doubles and two triple doubles.

At the EuroChallenge, regarded as one of the continents’ top basketball showcases, he averaged an impressive 20.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 9.8 assists.

After two years at Trevecca — in which he led the Trojans to a 51-15 record and two straight NAIA national tournaments — Renfroe transferred to Belmont. He averaged 12.4 points in two seasons and helped guide the Bruins to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. As a senior, he averaged 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

He was named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and was selected as the Atlantic Sun Conference’s Player of the Year.