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43  Aleks Perka
Aleks Perka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Klein Forest HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
F

Birthdate:
06/22/1987

Experience:
3L


Four-year letter winner at Rice ... played in 91 career games, averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds ... shot 46.5 percent from the field for his career (154-331) ... blocked 24 shots at Rice.

2008-09: Averaged 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds ... 112 total rebounds was second-most on the team ... two separate injuries sidelined him for a total of seven games ... connected on 51 percent of his shots from the field ... began his senior season with what was then a career game, scoring 15 points and pulling down nine rebounds against Portland State ... was 6-for-8 from the field ... had a six-point, eight-rebound effort against North Florida during the final day of the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... was 3-for-4 from the field against UNF ... recorded first career double-double with a 12-point, 10-rebound effort against Lamar ... in first extensive action since suffering a hyper-extended knee during a Dec. 3rd practice, scored nine points against Texas A&M ... was 3-for-3 from the field and made 3-of-6 free throws in the New Year's Eve game.

Scored what was then a career-high 15 points, making his first seven shots from the field in home game against Tulane ... also had an assist, a block and a steal in 32 minutes of play against the Green Wave ... later in the week started for the first time since the sixth game of the season as the Owls played host to East Carolina ... scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds in win over the Pirates ... was 10-for-15 form the field against ECU and also matched career highs with two assists while playing 33 minutes ... scored 10 points and had five rebounds across town at Houston ... equaled a career high with two steals and established another career mark, playing 35 minutes against the Cougars ... returned from a sprained ankle which sidelined him for two games in mid-February, scoring 10 points and pulling down four rebounds at SMU ... was 5-for-6 from the field against the Mustangs.

Started last three games of his career beginning with Senior Day at Rice against Tulsa ...

Aleks Perka


scored eight points, had six rebounds, two blocks and a steal against the Golden Hurricane ... went 5-for-8 from the field in Conference USA Tournament win over Marshall ... scored 11 points and had three rebounds in the victory.

2007-08: Played in 26 games, starting eight as a junior ... averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds ... had a nine-point scoring night against Tulane ... was 4-for-8 from the field and knocked down the first three-pointer of his career against the Green Wave ... played 24 minutes off the bench at SMU and scored eight points (4-for-7 shooting) ... also had three offensive boards against the Mustangs ... made his third start of the year and registered a career-high seven rebounds to go with four points against UAB ... played a career-high 29 minutes against the Blazers ... during a late-season, three-game road trip had a nine-point scoring night at Houston ... also had five rebounds against the Cougars ... matched a career scoring game from a season ago, finishing with 12 points on 6-for-12 shooting against East Carolina ... started six of the final eight games in which he played, including the team's last three.

Prior to 2008 C-USA Play: Responded to first start of the season by scoring 10 points in the Owls' win at Texas State ... was 2-for-5 from the field and knocked down 6-of-8 free throws ... matched an early season high with three rebounds in 27 minutes of action against Texas State ... went on to also start against Texas later in the same week.

2006-07: Competed in 22 games and started the last six games of his sophomore year ... for the year averaged three points and 2.4 rebounds ... shot 48.4 percent from the field (30-62) ... tallied a career-high 12 points against SMU ... was 6-for-7 from the field and pulled down five rebounds against the Mustangs ... also scored eight points vs. East Carolina, making all four field goal attempts ... also had four rebounds against the Pirates ... scored six points at UAB, at Marshall,and against Tulsa.

2005-06: Appeared in 18 games as a freshman ... scored a season-high six points against both Texas and Palm Beach Atlantic ... was 3-for-7 from the field in 17 minutes of work against Texas ... also snared a season-high six rebounds against the Longhorns ... played a season-high 21 minutes in first career game at Marquette ... scored four points on 2-for-3 shooting and pulled down two rebounds ... for the year, made 55 percent of his field goal attempts (11-20).

Klein Forest High School: A 2005 graduate of Klein Forest where he was a two-year starter for coach Cary Black ... averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as a senior ... first-team all-district and TABC Academic All-State selection ... prep team posted 23-13 record en route to winning a district championship ... member of the National Honor Society and the President's Honor Roll ... favorite high school subject was calculus.

Personal: Aleksander Perka was born June 22, 1987, in Warsaw, Poland ... son of Wlodzimierz and Delfina Perka ... father was a high jumper for the Polish National Team (1970-80) and mother was a member of the Polish National and Olympic teams for fencing (1977-85) ... sports management major ... Lovett College.

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2005-06 18-0 134 7.4 11 20 .550 0 0 .000 3 7 .429 10 12 22 1.2 9 0 4 10 1 3 25 1.4
2006-07 22-6 315 14.3 30 62 .484 0 1 .000 6 12 .500 17 35 52 2.4 32 1 4 16 3 2 66 3.0
2007-08 26-8 372 14.3 36 98 .367 3 25 .120 19 24 .792 20 34 54 2.1 27 0 11 29 5 2 94 3.6
2008-09 25-13 562 22.5 77 151 .510 0 0 .000 13 32 .406 38 74 112 4.5 47 1 13 26 15 5 167 6.7
TOTAL 91-27 1383 15.2 154 331 .465 3 26 .115 41 75 .547 85 155 240 2.6 115 2 32 81 24 12 352 3.9

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