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Michael Kessens
Michael  Kessens

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nyon, Switzerland

Last College:
Longwood University

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 228

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L



04/21/2016

Alabama Men’s Basketball Honors 2015-16 Team with Annual Postseason Banquet

Crimson Tide joined by Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club and Tide-Pride for end-of-season awards

03/30/2016

Coleman, Kessens Intend to Transfer from Alabama Men's Basketball Program

11/29/2015

Men’s Basketball Upsets No. 17 Notre Dame, 74-73

Retin Obasohan scores 19 points and makes game-winning layup

03/21/2015

Men's Basketball Falls to No. 2 NIT Seed Miami, 73-66

The Crimson Tide closed its season at 19-15 and is now 11-5 over its last 16 games in the NIT

03/06/2015

The Battle Plan - March 6, 2015

Providing Vital Guidance on Career Development

12/04/2014

On the Court With Michael Kessens

On the Court With Michael Kessens

07/22/2014

Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

2015-16 (Junior)

Played in all 33 contests, starting 21 games … connected on 48-of-86 shots on the year to rank third on team in field goal percentage (.558) … scored a season-high 10 points at Ole Miss (1/7) while grabbing a team-best seven boards … led the team and tied his season high with nine rebounds in the win over Norfolk State (1/2) … scored nine points on 2-of-3 shooting while making all four of his free throw attempts in the win over Jacksonville State (12/29) … posted eight points while grabbing five rebounds and recording two assists against Missouri (2/6) … came off the bench for a team best nine rebounds while scoring eight points on 4-of-5 shooting  in the win over then-No. 17 Notre Dame (11/29) … shot a perfect 4-of-4 and tallied eight points in the season opener against Kennesaw State (11/13) … went 3-of-4 shooting to score seven points in 15 minutes at Dayton (11/17) … finished with seven points, including a pair of emphatic dunks to seal the win over Auburn (2/27) … grabbed four rebounds while scoring four points and dishing out two assists in his first win this year in the win over Winthrop (12/16) … finished with four points and four rebounds in the win at Clemson (12/13).

2014-15 (Sophomore)

Played 32 games, making 10 starts … led the team with 5.2 rebounds per game … finished second in field goal percentage at 50.0 percent … led the team in rebounding a team-high 10 times … tied for team lead with two double-doubles … recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds against Appalachian State (12/21) … scored 18 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in the win over North Florida (1/2) … scored 10 points in his first career SEC game against Texas A&M (1/6) … also finished with 10 points in the NIT second round game against Miami (3/21) … earned his first start at Alabama against Tennessee Tech scoring seven points and adding five rebounds … scored five points and secured four rebounds against Western Carolina in his first game at Alabama.

2013-14 (Redshirt Season)

Sat out the season due NCAA transfer rules … transferred from Longwood University prior to the start of the 2013-14 season.

AT LONGWOOD (2012-13)

Played rookie season at Longwood University, where he earned numerous accolades, including selection to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshmen All-America Team and Big South Freshman of the Year … voted the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Rookie of the Year, encompassing all Division I schools in the state of Virginia, also 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, scored a season-high and tournament-record 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting, adding 16 rebounds in a season-ending loss … averaged 13.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in 33 games played … his 11 double-doubles included one in his second game … started all 33 games, averaging 32.7 minutes.

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 Under-20 National Team in 2010 … played club basketball for Cholet Basket in Cholet.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 16, 1991 in Geneva, Switzerland … son of Walburga Kessens and Abdi Goddah Barre … team member of French Under-21 champions in both 2009 and 2010 … attended basketball camp in Germany during summer 2012 … majoring in general business.

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