Houston Kessler
24 Houston Kessler
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Newnan, Ga.

High School:
Landmark Christian

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225

Position:
F

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2013-14 Season

• A unexpected starter Feb. 1 at Auburn. Scored his first points as a collegian with a 3-pointer just 47 seconds after tipoff.

• Saw his first collegiate action in second half of season-opening win over Wofford.

• Also played two second-half minutes in exhibition win over UNC-Pembroke.

2012-13 Season

• Redshirted. Practiced with the Bulldogs throughout the 2013 season.

Prep Highlights

• Earned first-team Class A All-State honors from the Georgia Sportswriters Assn. and was a unanimous All-Region selection this season.

• The War Eagles have gone 39-16 over the past two seasons, including a 20-8 mark in 2012 that was capped by a Round of 16 showing in the Class A state tournament.

• Son of Chad Kessler, a 4-year Bulldog letterman (1983-87) who scored 675 career points, won Academic All-America honors and was a 5th-round draft choice of the L.A. Clippers in '87. Also the nephew of the late Alec Kessler, UGA's No. 2 career scoring leader at 1,788 points and a 1990 lottery pick of the Houston Rockets.

Full Name: Houston Willis Kessler

Birthdate/Birthplace: Jan. 19, 1994 / Augusta, Ga.

Parents: Chad and Andrea Kessler

Academic Major: Economics

Nickname: Houston

Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants, ESPN Sportscenter

Websites I most often visit: You Tube, Facebook

Favorite Foods: Lobster, Popcorn, Swedish Fish

Favorite Video Game: Legend of Zelda, NCAA Football

Favorite Academic Subject: Math

Most Challenging Academic Subject: Chemistry

Favorite Non-Basketball Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons

Favorite Non-Basketball Athlete: Roger Federer

Non-Basketball Interests and Hobbies: Hanging out at the lake, wakeboarding, watching movies

Definitely in my Top 5 all-time favorite movies: The Prestige, Cinderella Man, Gladiator, Forrest Gump, Remember the Titans

Non-Athletic Talent: Voice Impersonations

How my teammates would describe me: Laid Back

Sports I'd Most Like to Try: Tennis, Golf

Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest: Nemi Djurisic

My Most Prized Possession: My sunglasses

Pre-Game Ritual: Eating, listening to music

Post-Game Ritual: Celebrating with more food

Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Ranking 2nd in my graduating class

Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Making First-Team All-State

What Got Me Started in Basketball: My dad got me a Fisher Price goal when I was three

What drives me to excel in basketball: Just the love of the game

When I was young and playing basketball, I used to pretend I was: Dirk Nowitzki

The thing I like most about being part of this team: I get to play for a program that I've been a fan of since I was little.

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