March 11, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced today (March 11) that Providence College junior forward Kadeem Batts (Powder Springs, Ga.) was named a co-winner of the BIG EAST Most Improved Award. Batts shares the honor with Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse. Batts becomes just the second Friar all-time to earn the league's Most Improved Award and the first since Herbert Hill received the accolade in 2007.
Batts had a breakout season for the Friars. He is averaging 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He has recorded five double-doubles and was named BIG EAST Player of the Week on February 11. He ranks 11th in the league in scoring, sixth in rebounding and 10th in field goal percentage (49.0 percent, 87-147). Last season, Batts averaged 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
It was announced on March 10 that Batts earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention honors.
The Friars will return to action on Wednesday, March 13 at Noon as the No. 8 seed versus No. 9 seed Cincinnati at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. on ESPN in the BIG EAST Tournament.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
Gorgui Dieng, Louisville
BIG EAST Most Improved Player
Kadeem Batts, Providence
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
BIG EAST Sixth Man Award
Davante Gardner, Marquette
BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award
Junior Cadougan, Marquette
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