PC’s Batts to Play in Four Nations Cup in Estonia

PC news release…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –
Providence College senior forward Kadeem Batts (Boston, Ma.) is part of
the East Coast All-Stars, which is representing the U.S. in the Four
Nations Cup held in Tallinn, Estonia
on July 25-27.  The East Coast All-Stars held a training camp on the
campus of Fordham University on July 20-21. 

The team will arrive in
Estonia on July 22, play an exhibition game against an Estonian Club
team on the 23rd, then prepare for Cup play on the
24th. 

The All Stars will face the top FIBA National Teams of Belarus,
Estonia, and the Slovak Republic on the 25th, 26th, and 27th, before
returning to the US on the 28th.  This is the third consecutive year the
team has accepted an offer to compete in the
Four Nations Cup.

Joining Batts on
the team are Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse), Mike Gbinije (Syracuse), Eron
Harris (West Virginia), Phillip Nolan (Connecticut), Tom Knight (Notre
Dame), Justin Miller (Lycoming), Michael Rudy
(Lycoming), Russ Smith (Louisville), Tate Unruh (Northern Colorado),
Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa) and Jabrille Williams (Binghamton).

The team is
coached by Guy Rancourt, the head coach at Division III Lycoming College
in Williamsport, Pa.  He has annually brought collegiate teams to
international competition each summer since founding
the program in 2006. 

Batts had a
breakout season as he shared the BIG EAST Most Improved Award with
Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse.

Batts became 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
averaged 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

He recorded five
double-doubles this season. He ranked 13th in the league in scoring,
sixth in rebounding and 12th in field goal percentage (47.8
percent, 188-393). In 2012, Batts averaged 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds
per game.