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Houston Kessler
Houston  Kessler

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Newnan, Ga.

High School:
Landmark Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225

Position:
F

Experience:
2L

07/30/2015

Kessler, Parker Named To NABC Honors Court

Kessler, Parker Named To NABC Honors Court

06/19/2015

298 UGA Student-Athletes Named to J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll

298 UGA Student-Athletes Named to J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll

04/27/2015

Georgia's 88 SEC Academic Honor Roll Recipients Tops in SEC

Georgia's 88 SEC Academic Honor Roll Recipients Tops in SEC

02/06/2015

Georgia Welcomes Tennessee to Stegeman on Saturday

Georgia Welcomes Tennessee to Stegeman on Saturday

02/02/2015

Georgia Visits Lexington To Take on Kentucky

Georgia Visits Lexington To Take on Kentucky

03/07/2015

Georgia vs. Auburn

USATSI photos of men's basketball @ Auburn on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

01/31/2015

Men's Basketball vs. South Carolina

January 31, 2015

Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

◊ Recipient of the Thomas & Sara Cooney Scholarship

2014-15 Season:
◊ Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
◊ Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.
◊ One of several Bulldogs whose roles expanded in the wake of teammates’ injuries. Logged playing time in 29 of 34 games, including his second career start at No. 1 Kentucky on Feb. 3.
◊ Saw playing time increase considerably due to concussion to Marcus Thornton during the Jan. 27 Vanderbilt games. After logging 80 total minutes (with three DNPs) in the first 19 games of the season, clocked 41 minutes in consecutive games at South Carolina and at Kentucky.
◊ Averaged 4.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg in those contests vs. the Gamecocks and Wildcats.
◊ Grabbed a career-best four rebounds in a career-high 23 minutes of playing time at South Carolina.
◊ Scored a career-high seven points in 18 minutes of action in Lexington.
◊ Posted double-digit minutes during the SEC schedule in six contests, lastly in the regular-season finale at Auburn.

2013-14 Season:
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
◊ Played in 13 games, including nine contests against SEC opposition.
◊ An unexpected starter Feb. 1 at Auburn. Scored his first points as a collegian with a 3-pointer just 47 seconds after tipoff.

2012-13 Season:
◊ Named to the SEC First-year Academic Honor Roll.
◊ Practiced with the Bulldogs throughout the 2013 season while redshirting.

Prep Highlights:
◊ Coached by Raymond McCallister at Landmark Christian.
◊ Earned first-team Class A All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2012 and also was a unanimous All-Region selection.
◊  Helped the War Eagles post a 39-16 record during his junior and senior seasons, including a 20-8 mark in 2012 that was capped by a Round of 16 showing in the Class A state tournament.

Personal:
Full Name: Houston Willis Kessler
Birthdate/Birthplace: Jan. 19, 1994 / Augusta, Ga.
Academic Major: Economics
◊ Son of Chad Kessler, a four-year Bulldog letterman (1983-87) who scored 675 career points, won Academic All-America honors and was a fifth-round draft choice of the L.A. Clippers in 1987.
◊ Also the nephew of the late Alec Kessler, UGA’s No. 2 career scoring leader at 1,788 points, a 1990 All-American, a three-time Academic All-American and a 1990 lottery pick (12th overall) of the Houston Rockets.
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