23 - Alex Francis
Alex Francis
Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Year: So.
Hometown: Harlem, N.Y.
High School: Holderness Prep (NH)
Position: F
Major: Undeclared

As a sophomore
Led the Bulldogs in nearly every offensive category for the second-straight season, remaining one of the Northeast Conference's top offensive threats in a stellar sophomore campaign ... Appeared in all 30 games, starting in 22 and playing just under 1000 minutes on the year ... Paced the team in total points (509), points per game (17.0), rebounds (222), rebounds per game (7.4), field goal percentage (.512), field goals made (185), field goals attempted (361), free throws made (126), free throws attempted (189), offensive rebounds (63) and defensive rebounds (159) ... Ranked in the NEC's top 10 in points per game (6th), rebounds per game (7th), defensive rebounds (7th), field goal percentage (10th) and minutes played (10th) ... One of just 10 players in the league and the only player on the team to eclipse the 500-point mark for the season ... Recorded all eight of the Bulldogs' double-double performances on the year, including posting 17 points and 13 rebounds in a near upset over crosstown and BIG EAST rival Providence College on the road ... Led the team in scoring 17 times and in 20 of Bryant's 30 contests ... Scored double-digit points in all but a single contest, posting the Bulldogs' top two single-game point performances of the season with 30 points against Quinnipiac on Jan. 21 and 29 against Southern Utah on Nov. 13 ... Recorded 20 points or more nine times ... Also recorded the team's individual game high in field goals made (10 at Notre Dame, vs. Southern Utah), rebounds (career-high 14 at Army) and steals (career-high 4 at Sacred Heart) ... Shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 19 contests ... Added 46 assists, five blocks and 22 steals on the season ... Needs just 48 points to become the program's 32nd 1,000-point scorer.

As a freshman
Enjoyed one of the finest rookie campaigns in program history, appearing in all 30 games while earning 23 starts as a freshman and emerging as one of the conference's future stars ... Named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year ... Also named to the NEC All-Rookie Team ... Six-time NEC Rookie of the Week selection ... Led the team in nearly every offensive category, including total points (443), scoring average (14.8 ppg), field goal percentage (.507), rebounds (239), rebounding average (8.0), field goals made (170), field goals attempted (335), free throws made (103) and blocks (16) ... Finished the season as the highest scoring rookie in the NEC, ranking ninth among all players at 14.8 ppg ... His 50.7 percent shooting accuracy ranked eighth in the conference and tops among first-year players ... Also ranked in the league's top-5 in rebounding (4th, 8.0 rpg), defensive boards (4th, 5.3/game) and offensive rebounds (5th, 2.67/game), all tops on the rookie circuit ... Saw his best performance of the season and one of the top performances of any player nationwide Feb. 24 at Long Island, dropping 43 points on the eventual NEC champ and NCAA tournament qualifier after shooting at a 20-for-27 clip from the floor to set career highs in points and field goals in a game ... His 43 points marked the third-highest individual scoring effort in program history (most in DI era) and set an NEC freshman record ... The outing was the highest point output of any player in the NEC since February 2003 and is tied for ninth all-time on the conference's single-game charts ... His 20 field goals against the Blackbirds were second-most in school history (most in DI era), set a new NEC single-game standard, and were good for the most by any player nationwide this season ... The 43 points also went down as the highest single-game scoring performance of any Division I rookie in the nation in 2010-11 and tied as the fifth-most of any player all season long ... Even more impressively, Francis's 43 points came from off the bench, tying him for the second-most bench points scored in Division I in the past 15 seasons ... Made his Bulldog debut at Cleveland State on Nov. 12, dropping 16 points on a 7-for-10 shooting effort from the field ... Shot 72.7 percent from the field (23 points) against Oberlin on Dec. 29 ... Pulled in a personal-best 13 boards at Brown on New Year's Eve, adding to his 21 points scored ... Finished his freshman campaign with eight double-doubles, including back-to-back such outing in his first two collegiate games ...  Also posted double-doubles against Brown (21p, 13r), LIU (18p, 10r), Sacred Heart (12p, 11r), St. Francis (NY) (25p, 10r), and back-to-back games against CCSU (12p, 10r and 10p, 11r) ... Finished the year with his 25-point game at St. Francis (NY), hitting 8-of-15 from the field while tying a personal best with nine free throws.

Before Bryant
A 2010 graduate of Holderness Prep School in New Hampshire, where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner ... Also a two-year letterwinner in lacrosse.

Personal
The son of Earline Anderson, Alex Francis was born June 12, 1991.

Career Highs
Points: 43 (at Long Island, 2/24/11)
Rebounds: 14 (at Army, 11/22/11)
Assists: 4 (twice, last vs. Wagner, 2/23/12)
Steals: 4 (at Sacred Heart, 2/8/12)
Blocks: 2 (at Long Island, 2/24/11)
Field Goals Made: 20 (at Long Island, 2/24/11)
Field Goals Attempted: 27 (at Long Island, 2/24/11)
3-Point FG Made: 3 (at Saint Francis (PA), 2/18/12)
3-Point FG Attempted: 4 (twice, last Saint Francis (PA), 2/18/12)
Free Throws Made: 11 (at Quinnipiac, 1/21/12)
Free Throws Attempted: 16 (twice, last at St. Francis (NY), 2/26/11)
Minutes: 40 (vs. Quinnipiac, 1/21/12)

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