34 - Dale Francis
Dale Francis
Height: 6-8
Weight: 250
Year: Junior
Hometown: Leighton Buzzard, England
High School: Canarias Basketball Academy
Position: Forward

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 26 games off the bench … totaled 19 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks on the season … went 3-for-4 from the field for seven points in five minutes at Minnesota (12/28) … knocked down both his shots, including a three, at Oral Roberts (1/4).

2012-13 (FRESHMAN):
Played in 29 games and started the final 17 for the Islanders … averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds on the season … averaged 15.2 minutes while emerging as one of the team's top defenders … made his Islanders debut with a start against Texas Lutheran (11/10) … scored his first Islanders points with a jumper against Houston (11/25) … played 14 minutes and went 1-for-2 from the field at Iowa (12/1) … had four points and three rebounds against UTSA (12/21) … snared four boards in a career-high 28 minutes at Oklahoma (12/31) … scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in 30 minutes of action at McNeese State (1/10) … nabbed five rebounds at Nicholls (1/24) … scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Lamar (2/7) … went 5-for-7 for 10 points at Central Arkansas (2/14).

Played five years for Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands under head coach Rob Orellana … top European players are invited to take part in the year-round program … Canarias competes in the junior national championships in Spain … averaged 12 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes per game as a senior … also played for England’s national team, representing the Under-16 squad at the European Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … was also one of the final cuts for the Under-18 squad last year … took part in the Basketball Without Borders camp … camp featured the top players born in 1994 to train under NBA players and coaches … was one of two players from England selected to the camp, which was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and featured former NBA all-star Vlade Divac.

Dale Robert Francis was born on Jan. 1, 1994, in Wolverhampton, England … is the son of Daliah Francis-O’Brien and Patrick O’Brien … plans to major in business management … wants to become an entrepreneur.