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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



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

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 (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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