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Michael Kessens
Michael Kessens

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Nyon, Switzerland

Last College:
Longwood University

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 223

Position:
Forward



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

2013-14 (Freshman)

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

BEFORE ALABAMA

Played his 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 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 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, France.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 16, 1991 ... son of Walburga Kessens and Abdi Goddah Barre ... born in Geneva, Switzerland ... 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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