He is the fourth Friar all-time to earn the award.
Bancroft, Batts, Cotton, Goldsbrough and Kofane all earned their diplomas.
Team held its annual banquet on Saturday at the Marriott
Cooley led the Friars to the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament title.
Photo gallery and press conference quotes from San Antonio on March 20.
Providence fell to Xavier, 59-53
Sophomore Bryce Cotton led the team in scoring with 22 points.
Friars vs. Cardinals
2012-13: Scored 10 points and registered eight rebounds versus NJIT (11/10/12)...Recorded 27 points and nine rebounds versus Bryant (11/12/12)...Scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus UMass (11/15/12)...Recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds versus Penn State (11/16/12)...Registered a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds versus UNC Asheville (11/18/12)...Scored nine points versus Fairfield (11/23/12)...Scored seven points and recorded six rebounds versus Holy Cross (11/23/12)...Registered 32 points, eight rebounds and three blocks versus Mississippi State (12/1/12)...Scored 23 points and recorded seven rebounds versus Rhode Island (12/6/12)...Recorded 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists versus Colgate (12/18/12)...Scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus Boston College (12/22/12)...Scored 10 points versus Brown (12/28/12)...Recorded 17 points and registered seven rebounds at Louisville (1/2/13)...Recorded 17 points and six rebounds versus DePaul (1/5/13)...Scored 11 points in 17 minutes at Seton Hall (1/13/13)...Registered 10 points and 11 rebounds at Georgetown (1/16/13)...Recorded 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus Pittsburgh (1/22/13)...Scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus UConn (1/31/13)...Scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus Cincinnati (2/6/13)...Scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds at USF (2/13/13)...Recorded a game-high 20 points and added six rebounds versus Notre Dame (2/16/13)...Scored 13 points at Syracuse (2/20/13)...Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds versus Rutgers (2/23/13)...Registered 15 points and nine rebounds versus St. John's (3/2/13)...Scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds versus Seton Hall (3/5/13)...Recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds versus UConn (3/9/13)...Earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention (3/10/13)...Named BIG EAST Most Improved Player (3/10/13)...Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds versus Cincinnati in the BIG EAST Tournament (3/13/13/)...Registered 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Baylor in the NIT Quarterfinals (3/27/13)... Co-winner of the the team's defensive player of the year award and the most improved player award (4/14/13)...Played in the Four Nations Cup for the East Coast All-Star team that represented the U.S. and played against Belarus, Estonia, and the Slovak Republic's top teams.
2011-12: Missed the first 11 games of the season... Scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds versus New Hampshire (12/20/11)... Scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds versus Rhode Island (12/23/11)...Scored four points and grabbed six rebounds at Georgetown (12/31/11)... Went 8-10 from the free throw line and scored 14 points versus Syracuse (1/4/12)...Scored 27 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and was 9-10 from the free-throw line versus Louisville (1/10/12)...Scored 13 points at Syracuse (1/14/12)... Scored eight points and grabbed 11 rebounds versus Marquette (1/21/12)... Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds at USF (1/29/12)... Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds versus USF (2/11/12)...Registered six points and three rebounds versus Georgetown (2/18/12)...Grabbed five rebounds at DePaul (2/25/12)... Grabbed 13 rebounds and scored six points versus Connecticut (2/28/12).
2010-11: Recorded five points and four rebounds in the season-opener against Dartmouth (11/13/10)...Scored 14 points while adding eight rebounds against Morgan State (11/18/10)...Scored eight points and registered seven rebounds versus Prairie View A&M (11/20/10)...Scored eight points versus La Salle (11/23/10)...Scored six points and three rebounds against Central Connecticut (11/29/10)...Recorded 12 points and four rebounds against Rhode Island (12/4/10)...Scored 10 points against Brown (12/6/10)...Registered nine points and 10 rebounds against Boston College (12/8/10)...Recorded seven points and four rebounds against Alabama (12/11/10)...Posted nine points and seven rebounds against Sacred Heart (12/21/10)...Scored seven points and pulled down seven boards at No. 5/5 Syracuse (12/28/10)...Registered nine points and six rebounds against #5 Pittsburgh (1/4/11)...Scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds at West Virginia (1/13/11)...Registerd a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against USF (1/16/11)...Tallied eight points and five rebounds against #19 Louisville (1/22/11)...Recorded 11 points and nine rebounds against #8 Villanova (1/26/11)...Posted five points and five rebounds against USF (2/2/11)...Tallied four points and seven rebounds against #13 Georgetown (2/5/11)...Registered eight points and nine rebounds against DePaul (2/17/11)...Registered double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds against Cincinnati (2/19/11)...Recorded seven rebounds, four points and four assists against #9 Notre Dame (2/23/11)...Provided 10 rebounds against #11 Louisville (3/2/11)...Recorded nine points and five rebounds against Rutgers (3/5/11).
2009-10: Did not see action in 2009-10...Received team's John Zannini Coaches' Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended John McEachern High School in Georgia for his junior and senior seasons...Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game as a senior...Played for Head Coach Mike Thompson at John McEachern High School...Earned Second Team All-State and First Team All-Region honors in 2009...Was an All-Tournament Team selection at the 2008 Kingdom of the Sun Tournament in Florida...Played for Gary Graham's Smyrna Stars in 2007 and 2008...Attended Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) High School for his freshman and sophomore seasons.
PROFILE Name: Kadeem Deshawn Batts Birthdate: July 6, 1991 Major: General Studies Family: Son of Yvonne Batts. Has two brothers, James and Rashad. Favorite Team: Boston Celtics Favorite Athlete: Paul Pierce Favorite Movies: Dark Knight, Friday, Love and Basketball Favorite Food: Popeye's chicken Favorite Book: The Jump Biggest Thrill In Sports: Winning a championship or being part of a big upset win What I Would Like To Do After I Leave Providence: Own a gym and play professional basketball
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