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Michael Kessens
Michael  Kessens

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nyon, Switzerland

Last College:
Longwood University

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 223

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L



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

01/02/2015

Alabama Men's Basketball Rolls Past North Florida, 76-61

The Tide closed out its non-conference slate for the 2014-15 season with victory

12/21/2014

Alabama Men's Basketball Edges Past Appalachian State, 60-59

Tough defense in the final 45 seconds helped the Tide remain unbeaten at home

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

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 (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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