Michael Kessens
Michael Kessens


Nyon, Switzerland

Last College:
Longwood University

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 223



Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)

Sat out due to NCAA rules after transferring from Longwood at the end of the 2012-13 season ... will have three years of eligibility left starting in 2014-15 campaign.

Before Alabama

Played his rookie season at Longwood University where he earned numerous accolades, including his selection to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshmen All-America Team and Big South Freshman of the Year ... was voted as the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Rookie of the Year, which encompasses all Division I schools in the state of Virginia, as well as being named to the Big South Conference All-Freshman Team ... picked up a league-leading four Big South Freshman of the Week awards during the season ... in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big South Conference Tournament against VMI (3/7), he scored a career high and tournament record 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the floor, while also adding 16 rebounds in a season-ending loss ... averaged 13.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in 33 games ... had 11 double-double's last year including his first in his second career game ... started all 33 games averaging 32.7 minutes a contest.

High School

Led Lycee Europe Robert Schumann in Cholet, France to French High School Championship as a senior ... played in the French Under-21 Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... pre-selected on German U-20 National Team in 2010 ... played club basketball for Cholet Basket in Cholet, France.


Born Feb. 16, 1991 ... son of Walburga Kessens and Abdi Goddah Barre ... born in Geneva, Switzerland ... team member of French U21 Champions in both 2009 and 2010 ... attended basketball camp and visited family in Germany during summer 2012 ... majoring in business administration.