Michael Kessens
Michael  Kessens


Nyon, Switzerland

Last College:
Longwood University

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 228




More Than 70 University of Alabama Student-Athletes Set for Commencement Weekend

The Crimson Tide’s total includes a pair of NCAA champions, 11 All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans


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


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


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

Retin Obasohan scores 19 points and makes game-winning layup


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


On the Court With Michael Kessens

On the Court With Michael Kessens


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.


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.


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.