Massenat with Oldenburg in 2017
|Born||January 17, 1992|
Ewing Township, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Trenton Catholic Academy|
(Hamilton, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2016–2019||EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jean Frantz Massenat Jr. (born January 17, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB. In his collegiate career at Drexel University, He was named to the First Team All-CAA following the 2011-12 season as a sophomore, leading the Drexel Dragons to 2012 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament where they were narrowly defeated by Virginia Commonwealth University. Massenat started in every game of his collegiate career at Drexel. Following his senior season, he ranked sixth on Drexel's career scoring list with 1,646 points, and his 548 career assists ranked third all-time at Drexel and ninth in CAA history.
Massenat attended Trenton Catholic Academy high school in Hamilton, New Jersey. In his senior year, he led the basketball team to the school's first ever NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title, defeating Camden Catholic High School by a score of 53-39 at the Izod Center on March 23, 2010. That season, Massenat was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned the honors of a Second Team All-State selection. Academically, Massenat also was a member of the honor roll throughout his four years in high school.
In his freshman season at Drexel University, Massenat started every game for the Dragons at point guard, and was named to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie Team. During that season, he recorded 11 assists in a game against Niagara, which tied Michael Anderson for the school record for most assists in a game by a freshman.
The following season, Massenat led the CAA in three point percentage (.450), assists per game (4.8), and assist/turnover ratio (2.2). He was named to the CAA All-Tournament Team, and Drexel won the CAA regular season title for the first time in program history.
In his junior season at Drexel, Massenat led the conference in assists per game again with 4.8 and started every game of the season for a third straight year. A career highlight occurred at a game against Hofstra, when Massenat hit a game winning 50-foot three point shot as time expired. The shot was featured on SportsCenter's "Top Ten Plays" the following day.
In this senior year, Massenat received first-team honors for the second time after leading the conference in assists (4.8 apg) and ranking seventh in scoring (17.4 ppg). He also topped the conference and was among the best in Division I in both assist/turnover ratio and total assists.
Following his final season at Drexel, Massenat signed with the sports management group Walton Sports. Massenat worked out for the Washington Wizards on June 17, 2014 before going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. On July 6, 2014, the Washington Wizards announced that Frantz Massenat was added to their 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League roster. However, Massenat would decline the invite after signing to Mitteldeutscher BC later that week.
EWE Baskets (2016–2019)
The Basketball Tournament
Frantz Massenat played for the Talladega Knights in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 4 games, he averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. The Knights reached the Northeast Regional Championship before falling to the Golden Eagles.
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