By Bill Hamm
August 20, 2011 11:08 PM

Tonight we have two Saint greats competing for the 2000s bracket championship and a trip to the All Time Saint Final Four. Kenny Hasbrouck, coming off an incredibly close matchup with Ronald Moore, will go up against Alex Franklin who edged out Ryan Rossiter in the previous round. Heres a look at the matchup:

Alex Franklin (2) played for Siena from 2006-2010. His class of 2010 along with Ronald Moore and Edwin Ubiles was the winningest class in program history. Alex ranks 5th al time in scoring with 1,730 points and 4th all time in rebounds with 923 over his career. He also ranks 9th all time in blocks with 99. He played on teams which won three consecutive MAAC regular season and post season tournament championships. Included in those 3 NCAA appearances are wins over Vanderbilt in 2008 and Ohio State in 2009. He was twice all MAAC second team in 2008 and 2009, and voted the MAAC player of the year in 2010 as well as MAAC tourney MVP. Alex was also named to the NABC District 1 2nd team in 2009 and it’s first team in 2010. Last season he played professionally in Spain where he led his team in scoring and will be headed to play professionally this season in France.

Kenny Hasbrouck (1): Kenny played for the Saints from 2005-2009 and was one of the corner stones of the most successful era of Saints basketball. During his tenure the Saints went to two NCAA tournaments, winning games against Vanderbilt and an OT thriller against Ohio State. Kenny finished his career with 1,917 points, 4th all time. In his four years at Siena his lowest scoring average was 12.4 during his freshman campaign. During the 2006-07 season Kenny scored 36 pts vs MAAC opponent Rider, a feat he almost equaled a year later vs MAAC rival Marist when he scored 35. Kenny wasn’t just a great scoring option, he could also distribute the rock. His 331 assists rank 12th on the Saints all time list. Oh and did we mention his 248 career steals ranks first all-time? For his efforts Kenny achieved national and conference recognition by being named to the AP All-American Honorable Mention team and earning MAAC Player of the Year Honors in 2009. Kenny also achieved Siena’s highest honor. He is one of only three players to have their number hanging from the TUC rafters.

Kenny Hasbrouck (1) vs Alex Franklin (2)

  • Kenny Hasbrouck (1) (51%, 57 Votes)
  • Alex Franklin (2) (49%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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Polls will remain open until 11:59pm on the 22nd.

Filed under: 2000s, All-Time Bracket


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