Maverick Maniac's Musings

March 2, 2013

Alex Welhouse–Career Retrospect

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Omaha Mavericks,Retrospects — Jon Green @ 10:30 am

I’ve previous covered the careers of Tyler Egli and Jacques Coleman.

Alex Welhouse is from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. He was first-team all-state as a senior while averaging 21.7 points and five rebounds. At Omaha he redshirted his first year and then worked his way into the team over time. He played in just 15 games as a freshman on a stacked team that won the MIAA Championship. As a sophomore he’s started the last 12 games and scored 8.6 points and had four rebounds a game. As a junior he became one of Omaha’s go to players averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Finally this year he’s averaged 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds after the step up in competition. He’s started in 70 games over the last three years. He has 802 career points, 453 career rebounds, 97 career assists, 49 career steals, and 21 career blocks.

Points:
1st Point – 11/24/09 vs. Peru State – Alex hit a three pointer with 8:22 left in this one and Omaha up 82-59 off an Aaron Terry assist for the first points of his career.
100th Point – 1/8/11 @ Central Missouri – Welhouse’s fourth three pointer of the game made it 65-51 Central Missouri with 10:47 left in the game and gave him 100 career points.
200th Point – 2/16/11 vs. Central Missouri – Just over a month after reaching 100 career points Alex reached 200 on a three pointer that made it 11-9 Omaha after 3:40.
300th Point – 11/20/11 @ South Dakota – Welhouse scored 19 in this one and a FT that made it 72-68 South Dakota with 6:38 left gave Alex 300 career points. Omaha went on to take a brief two point lead before falling 83-81.
400th Point – 12/29/11 @ Seattle – Alex hit a three to make it 76-62 Omaha with 13:14 left and bring him past 400 career points. Mitch Albers provided the assist on the play.
500th Point – 2/5/12 vs. Doane – Welhouse hit a three pointer, assisted by Steffensmeier, with 16:35 left in the game to move past 500 career points and make it a 51-34 Omaha lead.
600th Point – 11/23/12 vs. Bethune-Cookman – Alex hit an three pointer assisted by Alex Phillips to make it 16-14 Mavericks with 12:39 left in the first half and give Alex 600 career points.
700th Point – 1/12/13 vs. Western Illinois – Welhouse only had seven points in this one but a FT with 16:00 left to make it 42-34 Western Illinois
800th Point – 2/28/13 vs. South Dakota State – Alex hit four three pointers in this one and the one he hit with 11:32 left made it 73-50 South Dakota State and gave him 800 career points. Welhouse had 16 points in the loss.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 12/13/09 vs. York – Welhouse grabbed his first career rebound on the defensive end off a Cameron Quinton missed jumper. He’d turn it over 11 seconds later but it was 85-66 Omaha with just 1:55 left.
100th Rebound – 2/23/11 @ Missouri Southern – Alex grabbed his 100th career rebound when he grabbed a blocked Mitch Albers Layup after 4:56 in this one and Omaha down 17-10. Welhouse would end up with a three attempt on the possession which he missed.
200th Rebound – 12/15/11 vs. Saint Mary – Welhouse’s 3rd rebound of the game, securing a Jordan Wilcox miss with 4:59 left in the first half, gave him 200 for his career and kept the game at 37-26 Saint Mary.
300th Rebound – 2/25/12 @ Cal State Bakersfield – Alex grabbed a Mitch Albers missed three and tipped it in to cut the Roadrunners’ lead to 19-8 with 10:26 left in the first half. It was the 300th rebound of his career.
400th Rebound – 1/12/13 vs. Western Illinois – Just 1:18 into this one Alex grabbed a missed Remy Roberts-Burnett jumper to get his 400th career rebound.
450th Rebound – 2/28/13 vs. South Dakota State – Alex grabbed a rebound of a missed Nate Wolters jumper with 4:47 left in the first half to get his 450th career rebound. Welhouse missed a jumper on the other end as the score remained 38-21 South Dakota State.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/15/09 vs. Doane – Alex got his first assist when he hit John Ring for a jumper that made it 86-56 Omaha with 4:41 left. This was the midnight game that Omaha played to start the year.
10th Assist – 2/27/10 @ Pittsburg State – Welhouse got his 10th career assist when he hit Jamel LeBranch for a three that made it 66-45 Pittsburg State with 12:04 left. This was a game where Andrew Bridger was out with injury and Omaha already had their MIAA tournament seed locked in.
25th Assist – 1/19/11 @ Pittsburg State – Alex got his 25th career assist when he got the ball to John Karhoff for a jumper with 10:14 left in the first half that made it 17-15 Pittsburg State.
50th Assist – 12/3/11 @ Northern Illinois – Welhouse got career assist #50 when he passed to John Karhoff for a jumper with 11:39 left in the first half. Omaha took a 21-10 lead and went on to get to their first D1 win.
75th Assist – 2/29/12 @ Western Illinois – Alex’s 75th career assist came when he hit Mitch Albers for a three that made it 3-0 Omaha just 35 seconds into this one.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/27/09 vs. Chadron State – Welhouse grabbed his first steal when he took the ball from Jelany White with 2:18 left. Alex would have the ball stolen from him by Donte Archie just seconds later but Omaha was up 89-62 with 2:22 left.
5th Steal – 2/27/10 @ Pittsburg State – Alex stole a ball from Henry Rogers with Omaha down 24 and 13:21 left. He threw it ahead to Torrian Harris who was blocked by Henry. Omaha would rally late but lost by nine.
10th Steal – 12/11/10 vs. Northwest Missouri State – Welhouse got his 10th steal when he took the ball from Elijah Allen and hit Mitch Albers for a fast break layup just 5:01 into this one. It made the score 9-6 Omaha.
25th Steal – 1/7/12 @ Colorado State – Alex got his 25th career steal when he took the ball from Kaipo Sabas with 36 seconds left in the first half and Omaha trailing 40-26.
40th Steal – 12/31/12 vs. Kansas City – Welhouse took the ball from Kirk Korver for his 40th career steal. Alex Phillips would go on to miss a layup seconds later so the game remained 13-5. Omaha would go on to win 77-65 for their first ever Summit League win.

Blocks:
1st Block – 12/1/10 @ Washburn – Alex didn’t block a shot in his first season but got his 1st at Washburn when he stopped a De’Andre Washington layup with nine seconds left in the first half and Omaha down four. Unfortunately Washburn got the rebound and Washington would lay it up seconds later.
5th Block – 1/12/11 vs. Southwest Baptist – It didn’t take long for Welhouse to reach five blocks and he got there by blocking a Lane Barlow tip-in attempt with Omaha up 90-84 and just two seconds left in this one.
10th Block – 2/26/11 vs. Pittsburg State – Alex got his 10th block of his career and 10th block of the season when he stopped a Drake Green layup with 18:42 left in the game and Omaha up 46-40. Eric Marshall would grab the rebound and Welhouse would foul him later in the possession. Omaha went on to win 85-69.
20th Block – 1/5/13 @ Fort Wayne – Welhouse got his 20th block when he stopped a Frank Gaines layup with 9:14 left and Omaha trailing 69-56. Carter grabbed the rebound and Justin Simmons would go on to lay it up on the other end.

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