Frank Hassell On San Antonio Spurs Pre-Season Roster

December 19, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 19, 2011

SAN ANTONIO-TX-- Former ODU standout and CAA Tournament MVP Frank Hassell who helped lead the Monarchs to two straight CAA titles, two NCAA appearances and the 2009 CIT Championship currently on the San Antonio Spurs pre-season roster.

He scored two points, blocked a shot and grabbed a rebound in the Spurs pre-season exhibition loss last week against Houston. He then scored two more points with two rebounds, an assist and steal in 15 minutes in the Dec. 21st game against Houston.

The 6-9, 255-pounder completed his career at ODU as the school's 28th all-time scorer with 1,282 career points, 10th all-time rebounder with 909 and second all-time leader in career games played with 138.

Last season, Hassell led ODU in scoring at 15.1, in rebounding, 9.4 and field goal percentage at .560. He had 15 double-doubles which is the eighth best all-time for a single season.

In 2011, Hassell was named first team All-CAA, the League's Tournament MVP and nationally was named honorable mention SI.COM All-American,and Defensive All-American.

His senior class which included Darius James, Ben Finney and Keyon Carter won a school record 97 games and competed in four straight post seasons.

Spurs Waive Hassell and Zeller Dec. 24, 2011 SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward Frank Hassell and center Luke Zeller.

Hassell appeared in two preseason games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.0 minutes.

Zeller saw four minutes of action vs. Houston on Dec. 21 handing out two assists.

The roster now stands at 13.

The Spurs tip off the preseason on Monday, Dec. 26 when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at the AT&T Center at 7:30 p.m.