Frantz Massenat

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Frantz Massenat
Frantz Massenat.jpg
Massenat with Oldenburg in 2017
MoraBanc Andorra
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-01-17) January 17, 1992 (age 27)
Ewing Township, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolTrenton Catholic Academy
(Hamilton, New Jersey)
CollegeDrexel (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Mitteldeutscher BC
20162019EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2019–presentAndorra
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-CAA (2012, 2014)
  • Second-team All-CAA (2013)
  • CAA All-Rookie team (2011)

Jean Frantz Massenat Jr.[1] (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.

High school[edit]

Massenat attended Trenton Catholic Academy high school in Hamilton, New Jersey.[2] 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.[3] 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.

College[edit]

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.[4]

Professional[edit]

Following his final season at Drexel, Massenat signed with the sports management group Walton Sports.[5] Massenat worked out for the Washington Wizards on June 17, 2014[6] 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.[7] However, Massenat would decline the invite after signing to Mitteldeutscher BC later that week.

Mitteldeutscher (2014–2016)[edit]

On July 9, 2014, it was announced that Massenat signed a one-year contract with Mitteldeutscher BC.[8]

EWE Baskets (2016–2019)[edit]

On May 25, 2016, EWE Baskets Oldenburg announced that Massenat signed a 3-year contract with the team.[9]

Andorra (2019–present)[edit]

On July 4, 2019, Massenat signed with MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB.[10]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parker, L.A., ed. (18 February 2011). "MASS APPEAL - Former TCA star Massenat now plying his trade at Drexel". The Trentonian. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Frantz Massenat". DrexelDragons.com. Drexel University. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Staff (March 24, 2010). "Trenton Catholic became the first Mercer County team to win the Tournament of Champions when the Hamilton school knocked off Camden Catholic, 53-39, on Tuesday night at the Izod Center in East Rutherford". HighSchoolSports.nj.com. The Star-Ledger. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Towson's Benimon Headlines All-CAA MBB Teams". CAA. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  5. ^ "GuidoGuida's Tweet". Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ Standig, Ben. "Wizards workout tracker: Backup point guard of the future?". csnwashington.com. Comcast SportsNet Washington. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  7. ^ "WIZARDS ANNOUNCE 2014 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". Washington Wizards. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Rookie Signings". Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  9. ^ "EWE Baskets verpflichten Frantz Massenat" (in German). EWE Baskets. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  10. ^ "MoraBanc brings in combo guard Massenat". EuroCupBasketball.com. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.