23 - Alex Francis
Alex Francis
Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Harlem, N.Y.
High School: Holderness Prep (NH)
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
gp 31
pts/g 17.4
fg % 56.9
3pt % 0.0
ft % 60.4
reb/g 8.6
a/g 1.8

As a junior
Put together one of the finest seasons in Bulldog basketball history en route to a First Team All-Northeast Conference selection (the first of his career) … Earned starts in all 31 games this season for the Black and Gold, finishing the season ranking second on the team in scoring with a career-high 17.4 points per game … Also posted career-highs in rebounds (267) and rebounds per game (8.6) … Eclipsed the 1,000 point mark on Nov. 17 vs. New Hampshire, becoming just the 32nd player in Bryant men’s basketball history to do so … Ranked in the top five in the NEC in scoring (5th), rebounding (3rd), FG percentage (3rd), offensive rebounds (4th) and defensive rebounds (4th) … Shot an astounding .569 from the field, ranking 18th best in the country … Earned a pair of NEC Player of the Week honors on Jan. 14 and Feb. 4 … Also named College Sports Madness NEC Player of the Week twice … Recorded a career-best 10 double-doubles, including a monster 26 points and a career-high 18 rebounds at Central Connecticut State on Jan. 12 … Led the Bulldogs in scoring 13 times in 2012-13, including a season-high 27 points at Fairleigh Dickinson on Jan. 31 … Eclipsed the 20-point mark 10 times, recording double-digits scoring outputs in all but two contests … Led the Bulldogs in rebounding in 26 of 31 games this season … Put up 25 points, eight boards, two blocks and a steal in 40 minutes of play vs. Mount St. Mary’s in Bryant’s first-ever NEC Tournament appearance on March 6 … Played a season-high 43 minutes vs. the Mountaineers in an overtime thriller at the Chace Athletic Center on Jan. 17, scoring 25 points (11-12 from the field) and snatching seven rebounds in the victory … Finished his junior campaign needing just 510 points and 272 rebounds to become the first player in NEC history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

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: 18 at Central Connecticut, 1/12/13
Assists: 4, four times (last vs. Sacred Heart, 2/25/13)
Steals: 4 at Sacred Heart, 2/8/12
Blocks: 2, twice (last vs. Mount St. Mary's, 3/6/13)
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: 43 vs. Mount St. Mary's, 1/17/13

Recent Games
Feb 23 at Quinnipiac L, 69-58
Feb 25 Sacred Heart W, 84-68
Feb 28 Robert Morris L, 77-75
Mar 2 Saint Francis U. W, 85-60
Mar 6 Mount St. Mary's L, 75-69
Mar 20 Richmond L, 76-71
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 18
Games started 31 18
Minutes 1083 635
Minutes per game 34.9 35.3
FG 211-371 131-210
FG Pct 56.9 62.4
3PT 0-8 0-1
3PT Pct 0.0 0.0
FT 116-192 68-112
FT Pct 60.4 60.7
Off rebounds 92 49
Def rebounds 175 115
Total rebounds 267 164
Rebounds per game 8.6 9.1
Personal fouls 75 44
Disqualifications 1 1
Assists 56 32
Turnovers 105 51
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.6
Steals 23 11
Blocks 5 1
Points 538 330
Points per game 17.4 18.3
Points per 40 min 19.9 20.8
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 Salve Regina W, 87-45 1 20 8-9 88.9 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 19
Nov 9 at No. 1 Indiana L, 97-54 1 34 6-12 50.0 0-2 0.0 3-4 75.0 15
Nov 12 at Providence L, 81-49 1 35 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 5-9 55.6 13
Nov 17 New Hampshire W, 76-64 1 36 9-14 64.3 0-0 - 5-8 62.5 23
Nov 21 at Brown W, 68-61 1 37 7-15 46.7 0-0 - 4-8 50.0 18
Nov 25 at Boston College W, 56-54 1 37 2-16 12.5 0-2 0.0 2-7 28.6 6
Dec 1 Army W, 70-59 1 33 7-11 63.6 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 17
Dec 5 Yale L, 64-62 1 31 8-12 66.7 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 19
Dec 8 Binghamton W, 78-56 1 26 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 12
Dec 10 at Navy L, 69-59 1 33 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 2-5 40.0 10
Dec 22 Dartmouth W, 79-66 1 34 6-8 75.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 13
Dec 29 at Lehigh W, 80-79 1 36 9-15 60.0 0-0 - 3-6 50.0 21
Jan 3 at Robert Morris W, 84-77 1 39 5-11 45.5 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 18
Jan 5 at Saint Francis U. W, 78-58 1 28 7-13 53.8 0-0 - 7-11 63.6 21
Jan 10 Quinnipiac W, 103-95 1 37 7-9 77.8 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 16
Jan 12 at Central Connecticut W, 69-62 1 39 10-22 45.5 0-0 - 6-7 85.7 26
Jan 17 Mount St. Mary's W, 79-78 1 43 11-12 91.7 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 25
Jan 19 Wagner W, 82-59 1 30 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 12
Jan 24 at Sacred Heart L, 87-76 1 36 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Jan 26 LIU Brooklyn L, 79-78 1 31 8-9 88.9 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 16
Jan 31 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 78-63 1 36 10-13 76.9 0-0 - 7-11 63.6 27
Feb 2 at Monmouth W, 77-62 1 39 6-13 46.2 0-0 - 3-8 37.5 15
Feb 7 St. Francis Brooklyn W, 84-77 1 35 9-13 69.2 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 23
Feb 14 at Mount St. Mary's L, 84-70 1 36 11-16 68.8 0-0 - 3-11 27.3 25
Feb 16 at Wagner L, 89-75 1 34 5-11 45.5 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 10
Feb 21 Central Connecticut W, 88-67 1 36 7-10 70.0 0-0 - 4-9 44.4 18
Feb 23 at Quinnipiac L, 69-58 1 34 5-13 38.5 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 14
Feb 25 Sacred Heart W, 84-68 1 33 6-9 66.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 15
Feb 28 Robert Morris L, 77-75 1 39 7-9 77.8 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 22
Mar 2 Saint Francis U. W, 85-60 1 30 7-8 87.5 0-0 - 5-9 55.6 19
Mar 6 Mount St. Mary's L, 75-69 1 40 8-18 44.4 0-0 - 9-12 75.0 25
Mar 20 Richmond L, 76-71 1 36 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 16
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 Salve Regina W, 87-45 1 20 2 4 6 3 2 1.5 1 0 1 0
Nov 9 at No. 1 Indiana L, 97-54 1 34 6 2 8 3 6 0.5 1 0 2 0
Nov 12 at Providence L, 81-49 1 35 3 5 8 1 7 0.1 2 0 2 0
Nov 17 New Hampshire W, 76-64 1 36 3 6 9 2 4 0.5 1 0 4 0
Nov 21 at Brown W, 68-61 1 37 2 8 10 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 25 at Boston College W, 56-54 1 37 3 5 8 4 2 2.0 2 1 2 0
Dec 1 Army W, 70-59 1 33 2 4 6 2 4 0.5 0 1 3 0
Dec 5 Yale L, 64-62 1 31 2 3 5 2 7 0.3 0 0 4 0
Dec 8 Binghamton W, 78-56 1 26 0 6 6 3 1 3.0 0 0 2 0
Dec 10 at Navy L, 69-59 1 33 4 2 6 3 5 0.6 1 0 1 0
Dec 22 Dartmouth W, 79-66 1 34 4 4 8 0 5 0.0 2 0 3 0
Dec 29 at Lehigh W, 80-79 1 36 6 8 14 2 3 0.7 0 0 3 0
Jan 3 at Robert Morris W, 84-77 1 39 3 6 9 3 3 1.0 0 0 3 0
Jan 5 at Saint Francis U. W, 78-58 1 28 4 3 7 1 2 0.5 1 0 2 0
Jan 10 Quinnipiac W, 103-95 1 37 0 7 7 3 2 1.5 1 0 2 0
Jan 12 at Central Connecticut W, 69-62 1 39 3 15 18 1 7 0.1 2 0 2 0
Jan 17 Mount St. Mary's W, 79-78 1 43 1 6 7 2 3 0.7 1 0 2 0
Jan 19 Wagner W, 82-59 1 30 1 9 10 1 2 0.5 0 0 3 0
Jan 24 at Sacred Heart L, 87-76 1 36 1 1 2 1 3 0.3 1 0 2 0
Jan 26 LIU Brooklyn L, 79-78 1 31 2 6 8 2 4 0.5 1 0 4 0
Jan 31 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 78-63 1 36 5 4 9 1 3 0.3 0 0 2 0
Feb 2 at Monmouth W, 77-62 1 39 4 7 11 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 0
Feb 7 St. Francis Brooklyn W, 84-77 1 35 1 6 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 0
Feb 14 at Mount St. Mary's L, 84-70 1 36 4 6 10 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 0
Feb 16 at Wagner L, 89-75 1 34 3 5 8 3 2 1.5 0 0 5 1
Feb 21 Central Connecticut W, 88-67 1 36 2 9 11 5 2 2.5 1 1 1 0
Feb 23 at Quinnipiac L, 69-58 1 34 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 0 0 4 0
Feb 25 Sacred Heart W, 84-68 1 33 4 6 10 4 2 2.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 28 Robert Morris L, 77-75 1 39 6 5 11 0 4 0.0 0 0 2 0
Mar 2 Saint Francis U. W, 85-60 1 30 3 9 12 0 4 0.0 1 0 1 0
Mar 6 Mount St. Mary's L, 75-69 1 40 6 2 8 1 2 0.5 1 2 2 0
Mar 20 Richmond L, 76-71 1 36 2 5 7 0 7 0.0 1 0 2 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2010-11 29 21 30.8 5.8-11.2 51.2 0.0-0.2 0.0 3.4-6.4 52.4 14.9
2011-12 30 22 32.5 6.2-12.0 51.2 0.4-1.3 34.2 4.2-6.3 66.7 17.0
2012-13 31 31 34.9 6.8-12.0 56.9 0.0-0.3 0.0 3.7-6.2 60.4 17.4
2013-14 32 32 36.0 7.0-12.2 57.7 0.0-0.0 - 4.5-7.4 61.4 18.6
Total 122 106 33.6 6.5-11.9 54.4 0.1-0.4 25.0 4.0-6.6 60.3 17.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2010-11 29 21 892 167-326 51.2 0-6 0.0 98-187 52.4 432
2011-12 30 22 976 185-361 51.2 13-38 34.2 126-189 66.7 509
2012-13 31 31 1083 211-371 56.9 0-8 0.0 116-192 60.4 538
2013-14 32 32 1152 225-390 57.7 0-0 - 145-236 61.4 595
Total 122 106 4103 788-1448 54.4 13-52 25.0 485-804 60.3 2074
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2010-11 29 21 30.8 2.6 5.3 7.9 2.7 0.0 0.7 3.7 0.2 0.9 0.5
2011-12 30 22 32.5 2.1 5.3 7.4 2.2 0.0 1.5 4.8 0.3 0.7 0.2
2012-13 31 31 34.9 3.0 5.6 8.6 2.4 0.0 1.8 3.4 0.5 0.7 0.2
2013-14 32 32 36.0 2.7 5.5 8.2 2.9 0.1 1.4 3.0 0.5 1.2 0.8
Total 122 106 33.6 2.6 5.4 8.0 2.5 0.0 1.4 3.7 0.4 0.9 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2010-11 29 21 892 76 153 229 78 1 21 106 0.2 27 15
2011-12 30 22 976 63 159 222 65 1 46 143 0.3 22 5
2012-13 31 31 1083 92 175 267 75 1 56 105 0.5 23 5
2013-14 32 32 1152 85 177 262 93 2 46 97 0.5 37 26
Total 122 106 4103 316 664 980 311 5 169 451 0.4 109 51
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 31 34.9 6.8-12.0 56.9 0.0-0.3 0.0 3.7-6.2 60.4 17.4
Conference 18 18 35.3 7.3-11.7 62.4 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.8-6.2 60.7 18.3
Exhibition 1 1 20.0 8.0-9.0 88.9 0.0-0.0 - 3.0-5.0 60.0 19.0

Home 16 16 34.4 7.2-10.8 67.4 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-5.5 67.0 18.2
Away 15 15 35.5 6.3-13.3 47.7 0.0-0.5 0.0 3.8-6.9 54.8 16.5
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Wins 19 19 34.9 7.1-12.2 58.2 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.9-6.4 62.0 18.2
Losses 12 12 34.9 6.3-11.6 54.7 0.0-0.5 0.0 3.4-5.9 57.7 16.1

November 5 5 35.8 5.6-13.2 42.4 0.0-1.4 0.0 3.8-7.2 52.8 15.0
December 6 6 32.2 6.3-11.2 56.7 0.0-0.0 - 2.7-4.2 64.0 15.3
January 9 9 35.4 7.6-12.0 63.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-5.3 68.8 18.8
February 8 8 35.8 7.0-11.8 59.6 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.8-6.9 54.5 17.8
March 3 3 35.3 7.0-12.0 58.3 0.0-0.0 - 6.0-9.3 64.3 20.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 31 1083 211-371 56.9 0-8 0.0 116-192 60.4 538
Conference 18 18 635 131-210 62.4 0-1 0.0 68-112 60.7 330
Exhibition 1 1 20 8-9 88.9 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 19

Home 16 16 550 116-172 67.4 0-0 - 59-88 67.0 291
Away 15 15 533 95-199 47.7 0-8 0.0 57-104 54.8 247
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Wins 19 19 664 135-232 58.2 0-2 0.0 75-121 62.0 345
Losses 12 12 419 76-139 54.7 0-6 0.0 41-71 57.7 193

November 5 5 179 28-66 42.4 0-7 0.0 19-36 52.8 75
December 6 6 193 38-67 56.7 0-0 - 16-25 64.0 92
January 9 9 319 68-108 63.0 0-0 - 33-48 68.8 169
February 8 8 286 56-94 59.6 0-1 0.0 30-55 54.5 142
March 3 3 106 21-36 58.3 0-0 - 18-28 64.3 60
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 31 34.9 3.0 5.6 8.6 2.4 0.0 1.8 3.4 0.5 0.7 0.2
Conference 18 18 35.3 2.7 6.4 9.1 2.4 0.1 1.8 2.8 0.6 0.6 0.1
Exhibition 1 1 20.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0

Home 16 16 34.4 2.4 5.8 8.2 2.5 0.0 1.7 3.4 0.5 0.7 0.2
Away 15 15 35.5 3.5 5.5 9.0 2.3 0.1 1.9 3.4 0.6 0.8 0.1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 19 19 34.9 2.7 6.7 9.4 2.3 0.0 2.0 2.8 0.7 0.8 0.2
Losses 12 12 34.9 3.4 3.9 7.3 2.6 0.1 1.5 4.2 0.4 0.7 0.2

November 5 5 35.8 3.4 5.2 8.6 2.2 0.0 2.2 4.0 0.6 1.4 0.2
December 6 6 32.2 3.0 4.5 7.5 2.7 0.0 2.0 4.2 0.5 0.5 0.2
January 9 9 35.4 2.2 6.3 8.6 2.4 0.0 1.7 3.2 0.5 0.8 0.0
February 8 8 35.8 3.2 6.1 9.4 2.6 0.1 2.1 2.2 0.9 0.4 0.1
March 3 3 35.3 3.7 5.3 9.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 4.3 0.1 1.0 0.7
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 31 1083 92 175 267 75 1 56 105 0.5 23 5
Conference 18 18 635 49 115 164 44 1 32 51 0.6 11 1
Exhibition 1 1 20 2 4 6 1 0 3 2 1.5 1 0

Home 16 16 550 39 93 132 40 0 27 54 0.5 11 4
Away 15 15 533 53 82 135 35 1 29 51 0.6 12 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 19 19 664 51 128 179 44 0 38 54 0.7 15 3
Losses 12 12 419 41 47 88 31 1 18 51 0.4 8 2

November 5 5 179 17 26 43 11 0 11 20 0.6 7 1
December 6 6 193 18 27 45 16 0 12 25 0.5 3 1
January 9 9 319 20 57 77 22 0 15 29 0.5 7 0
February 8 8 286 26 49 75 21 1 17 18 0.9 3 1
March 3 3 106 11 16 27 5 0 1 13 0.1 3 2
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