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10 Francis Alonso

FIBA U20 European Championship
Team captain of the Spain U20 National Team … Led Spain to the U20 FIBA European Championship with a 4-1 record … Named to the Tournament’s All-Star Five team as one of the top players in the event … Averaged 13.0 points, 3.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in the event as he started all seven games, averaging 28.3 minutes per game … Picked up his play even more in knockout play after the group stage, averaging 17.3 points and 4.0 assists per game in the final four games of the event … Scored in double figures five times, including the last four games … Scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists in the championship game against Lithuania … Turned in his top performance in the quarterfinals against Latvia, scoring 26 points on 5-of-8 shooting from distance and 10-of-14 shooting from the field …. Guided Spain to the championship game with a 22-point effort in the semifinals against Germany … Connected on 11-of-11 from the free throw line in the game, while scoring the last seven points of the game for Spain to seal the victory. 

2015-16 (Freshman)
Played in all 34 games to earn his first letter … Made 26 starts on the year, including 22 of the last 23 games of the season … Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team by both the coaches and the media … Led the team in scoring and ranked second among all league freshmen in scoring at 13.0 points per game … Set the UNCG freshman scoring record with 443 points, surpassing Jay Joseph’s mark of 412 points … Finished second in the SoCon with 85 made 3-pointers, connecting on 39.5 percent (85-of-215) … His 85 made 3-pointers rank third all-time in UNCG single-season history … Hit a 3-pointer in 29-of-34 games, including 21 games with multiple made 3-pointers … Connected on 44.4 percent (139-of-313) from the field … Led the team with an 85.1 percent mark (80-of-94) from the free throw line … Scored in double figures 22 times, including six games of 20-plus points … Scored a career-high 25 points at N.C. A&T (Dec. 2), hitting a career-high 7-of-13 from 3-point land … Added 24 points against VMI (Jan. 17), hitting 9-of-11 from the field including four 3-pointers … Scored 21 points four times – at ETSU (Jan. 9), at The Citadel (Jan. 28), at Samford (Feb. 20) and vs. The Citadel (Feb. 25) … Dished out 61 assists on the year, including a career-high six helpers at Mercer (Jan. 30) … Hit a career-high 10-of-12 from the free throw line against ETSU (Feb. 6) … Played a career-high 38 minutes at Western Carolina (Jan. 11) … Scored a game-high 17 points against Houston Baptist (March 16) in the CBI First Round … Averaged 28.4 minutes per game … Led the team with 14.6 points per game in Southern Conference action … Connected on 39.2 percent (49-of-125) in league play. 

Prior To UNCG
Spent a year at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts playing for Barry Connors in the prep program … Averaged 17.0 points, 6.5 assists and 3.0 rebound per game for the Penguins … Helped Cushing post an 18-8 overall record and make an appearance in the New England Prep Tournament Quarterfinals … Rated the No. 6 player in the state of Massachusetts for the class of 2015 and the No. 21 player in all of New England by the New England Recruiting Report … Played for his home country of Spain in the 2015 FIBA U19 Championships in Greece, helping it to an eighth place finish with a 3-4 record … Started six of seven games for Spain, averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game … Connected on 41 percent from 3-point land in the tournament … Help Spain defeat China, Argentina and Egypt … Scored in double figures in three games, including a tournament-best 15 points in the seventh-place game against Australia … Also played for Spain in the U20 European Championships in 2015 as a reserve guard … Played in the 2014 U18 European Championships in Konya, Turkey, where he started all nine games at a guard position … Averaged 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in the tournament for the National Team as he helped Spain finish fifth overall in the European Championships … Scored in double figures in eight of the nine contests, including 29 points against Greece and 22 points against Bosnia-Herzegovina … Took part in the Nike International Junior Tournament where he was named to the Euroleague All-Tournament Team… Represented Spain in the 2012 U16 European Championships where he helped it to a seventh place finish … Averaged 4.7 points as a reserve for the U16 team, including 10 points against both Croatia and Italy. 

Personal
Born May, 25, 1996 ... Son of Paco Alonso and Eugenia Martinez ... Has two siblings - Carlos Alonso and Isabel Alonso ... Majoring in kinesiology.

 


 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2015-16   32-24  902  28.2  130  288  .451  82  204  .402  76  89  .854  47  54  1.7  67  61  65  18  418  13.1 
TOTAL  32-24  902  28.2  130  288  .451  82  204  .402  76  89  .854  47  54  1.7  67  61  65  18  418  13.1 
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2015-16   34-26  965  28.4  139  313  .444  85  215  .395  80  94  .851  52  60  1.8  67  61  66  18  443  13.0 
TOTAL  34-26  965  28.4  139  313  .444  85  215  .395  80  94  .851  52  60  1.8  67  61  66  18  443  13.0 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 25, at North Carolina A&T -- 12/2/15 
Rebounds: 5, The Citadel -- 02/25/16 ; Belmont Abbey -- 12/12/15 
Assists: 7 [t-9th], Virginia Military Instit -- 01/17/16 
Steals: 3, The Citadel -- 02/25/16 
Blocks: 1, 5 times
FG made: 9, Virginia Military Instit -- 01/17/16 
FG attempts: 17, at North Carolina A&T -- 12/2/15 
3FG made: 7 [t-5th], at North Carolina A&T -- 12/2/15 
3FG attempts: 13 [t-1st], at North Carolina A&T -- 12/2/15 
FT made: 10 [t-10th], East Tennessee State -- 02/06/16 
FT attempts: 12 [t-9th], East Tennessee State -- 02/06/16 
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Malaga, Spain
High School: Cushing Academy (Mass.)
Experience: 1 Letter
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