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UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
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Francis Alonso
Player Profile:
Francis Alonso 2364945
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Malaga, Spain
High School: Cushing Academy (Mass.)
Experience: 2 Letters

Career
Ranks second in program history with 297 made 3-pointers, third in three-pointer percentage (42.1) and scoring average with 14.5 points per game and eighth in scoring with 1,494 points ... Became the 24th player in UNCG history with 1,000 career points during a 32-point performance against Delaware (Nov. 20, 2017) ... Holds the single-season record (110) for made 3-pointers and the second (102) and fourth-highest total in a single season (95) ... Ranks first all-time in free throw percentage at 86.8 percent (277-of-319) ... Became the first Spartan to score over 30 points in a game three times in a year in the 2017-18 season since Kyle Hines scored over 30 points three times in 2006-07.

2017-18 (Junior)
Named to the First Team All-Socon … Ranks 16th in the nation in three-point field goals made per game (3.2), 54th in three-point field goal percentage (41.0%) and 249th in points per game (15.6) … Ranks in the SoCon second in scoring, third in three's made, eighth in three-point field goal percentage and 13th in assists (3.0 assists per game) … In the school's single-season record book he ranks first in made three's (110), seventh in free throw percentage (.874) and ninth in scoring (531 points) … 
Scored nine points against Virginia (Nov. 10) in opener ... Scored 13 points in 21 minutes against Ferrum (Nov. 17), hitting 3-of-7 from 3-point land ... Scored a career-high 32 points against Delaware (Nov. 20), hitting 10-of-14 from the field, 8-of-10 from the free throw line and 4-of-4 from the free throw line ... Scored 31 points against Wake Forest (Nov. 24), hitting 11-of-17 from the field, 7-of-10 from 3-point land and 2-of-2 from the free throw line ... Scored a career-high 36 points at Liberty (Dec. 2), hitting the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds remaining in third overtime ... Hit the game-tying basket with 5.3 seconds in regulation and again in the second overtime, both 3-pointers ... Named the SoCon Player of the Week for his performance against Liberty ... Scored eight points and dished out seven assists against Elon (Dec. 7) in 24 minutes … Scored 19 points against UNCW (Dec. 13), going 5-8 from three … Scored 17 points, dished out six assists and had a career-high four steals in the win at NC State (Dec. 16) ... Scored 12 points and had four assists and three steals against UNC Asheville (Dec. 19) ... Scored 20 points in 25 minutes of action against Southeastern (Dec. 21) … Scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and knocked down six three’s against Wofford (Dec. 30) ... Scored 19 points and pulled down four defensive rebounds at VMI (Jan. 6) ... Had 10 points and two assists at ETSU (Jan. 11) ... Scored 20 points with four made three-pointers and had three steals and two assists at Western Carolina (Jan. 13) ... Scored 17 points and dished out six assists with just one turnover versus Mercer (Jan. 20) ... Scored 17 points and had five defensive rebounds, four assists and a steal against Furman (Jan. 24) ... Tied a career-high with eight three's made with just one miss for 24 points along with four boards and three assists at Samford (Jan. 27) ... Scored 20 points along with four assists, four rebounds and a steal at Chattanooga (Jan. 29) ... Scored 12 points and had four assists, four boards and two steals at Furman (Feb. 7) ... Scored 20 points, went 5-5 from the line and had two steals, two rebounds and an assist versus ETSU (Feb. 12) ... Scored 18 points with four made three's along with two assists at Mercer (Feb. 17) ... Scored 24 points, went 6-9 from three and had four assists and four rebounds at Wofford (Feb. 20) ... Scored 14 points, made all six three throw attempts and had four assists against Samford ... Scored 12 points and had five boards and three assists with no turnovers against The Citadel (March 3) in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament … Made the game-winning three against Wofford (March 4) in the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament and also had 13 points, three assists and two rebounds … Had six points, four assists, three boards and a steal versus ETSU (March 5) in the championship game of the SoCon Tournament.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Pl
ayed in all 35 games to earn his second letter, including 34 starts ... Named Second Team All-Southern Conference ... Led the team and ranked eighth in the SoCon in scoring at 14.9 points per game ... Led the SoCon and ranked third in NCAA Division I in 3-point percentage, connecting at 46.2 percent ... Connected on 102-of-221 from 3-point land, ranking third in the SoCon and 18th in the nation in made 3-pointers ... Ranks first all-time in UNCG single-season history with his 102 made 3-pointers ... Fourth in the SoCon and 35th in the nation at the free throw line, hitting 87.7 percent (114-of-130) ... Scored in double figures 25 times on the year, including 10 games with 20 or more points ... His 960 points after his sophomore season ranks second all-time in UNCG history for points after a sophomore season, trailing only Kyle Hines (986) ... Scored at least 20 points in four out of the last eight games of the year ... Scored a career-high 28 points in the SoCon Championship game against ETSU, hitting 7-of-17 from the field, 5-of-12 from 3-point land and 9-of-11 from the free throw line ... Scored 26 points against Mercer, hitting 7-of-9 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line ... Added 26 points against Chattanooga, hitting 8-of-14 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line ... Hit at least four 3-pointers on 13 times, with the Spartans 12-1 on the year when he has four or more makes ... Hit a career-high seven 3-pointers in the Spartans' win at Furman, hitting 7-of-11 from deep ... Hit five 3-pointers on five different occasions ... Connected on a career-best 10-of-10 from the free throw line against Liberty ... Scored 25 points against Mercer, going 4-of-7 from the 3-point land and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. 

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 business administration.

 


 

  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 
2016-17   35-34  1007  28.8  152  338  .450  102  221  .462  114  130  .877  11  55  66  1.9  83  71  64  29  520  14.9 
2017-18   34-34  994  29.2  169  408  .414  110  270  .407  83  95  .874  15  65  80  2.4  78  101  86  36  531  15.6 
TOTAL  103-94  2966  28.8  460  1059  .434  297  706  .421  277  319  .868  34  172  206  2.0  228  233  216  83  1494  14.5 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 36 [t-2nd], at Liberty -- 12-02-17 ; at Liberty -- 12/02/17 
Rebounds: 6, at Samford -- 02/04/17 
Assists: 7, Virginia Military Instit -- 01/17/16 ; North Carolina A&T -- 11/29/16 ; Elon -- 12/07/17 
Steals: 4, at NC State -- 12/16/17 
Blocks: 1, 10 times
FG made: 11 [t-7th], at Wake Forest -- 11/24/17 
FG attempts: 31 [t-1st], at Liberty -- 12-02-17 ; at Liberty -- 12/02/17 
3FG made: 8 [t-3rd], at Samford -- 01/27/18 ; Delaware -- 11/20/17 
3FG attempts: 19 [t-1st], at Liberty -- 12-02-17 ; at Liberty -- 12/02/17 
FT made: 10 [t-10th], East Tennessee State -- 02/06/16 ; Liberty -- 12/03/16 
FT attempts: 12 [t-9th], East Tennessee State -- 02/06/16 

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