2016 Alum Tevin Falzon Leads Malta To FIBA Gold

Tevin Falzon '16, helped Malta to gold at the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. (Photos: FIBA)
Tevin Falzon '16, helped Malta to gold at the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. (Photos: FIBA)

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Tevin Falzon averaged over 30 minutes per game in helping lead Malta to the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. The 2016 graduate of Sacred Heart University, averaged 14.8 points per game for Malta, third on his squad. He finished second on the team at 7.8 rebounds a game in the tournament, while also handing out 3.3 assists per outing.

In Malta's 75-59 championship game win over Norway, Falzon scored 16 points, on 6-19 shooting. He also corralled six rebounds, handed out three assists, blocked two shots and recorded a steal. He played 32 minutes in the contest.

Falzon missed a double-double in Malta's 102-57 semifinal victory over Gibraltar, scoring 10 and recorded nine rebounds. In that contest, he shot 4-8 from the field, while dishing out six assists.

In the opener, a 96-64 win over Andorra, Falzon led all scorers with 22 points, and added nine rebounds. He then posted an 11-point, 7-rebound performance against Ireland, as Malta earned a 76-65 win to secure first place in Pool B.

In four seasons with the Pioneers, Falzon averaged 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds across the 107 games he appeared in. He averaged nearly a double-double as a senior in 2015-16, scoring 10.9 and pulling down 8.3 boards a contest. Falzon started 43 times for the Pioneers.

Falzon has been playing professionally in Europe since graduation, most recently suiting up for Cheshire Phoenix in the United Kingdom-BBL. He averaged 5.7 points a game, in 22 games, as he shot 45.5 percent from the field. Falzon also pulled in 3.6 boards per game.

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