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16 Players, 16 Days - Francis Alonso

UNCGSpartans.com 11-06-2017

Career
Ranks seventh in program history with 187 made 3-pointers and ranks third in program history with a 42.9 percent 3-pointer percentage ... 37 points away from becoming the 24th player in UNCG history with 1,000-career points ... Holds the single-season record (102) for made 3-pointers and the fourth highest total in a single seaosn (95) ... Ranks first all-time in free throw percentage at 86.6 percent (194-of-224). 

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Played 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.

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