On & Off the Court with Houston Kessler
Kessler, Parker Named To NABC Honors Court
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◊ 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.
◊ 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.
◊ Named to the SEC First-year Academic Honor Roll.
◊ Practiced with the Bulldogs throughout the 2013 season while redshirting.
◊ 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.
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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