Friar Basketball

2013-14 Providence College Roster

Player Class Position Height Weight
#1 Brandon Austin
BrandonAustin
Freshman Guard 6-6 185
Brandon Austin comes to Providence via Imhotep Charter High School in Philadelphia were he won three straight Pennsylvania state championships and climbed all the way to #56 nationally in ESPN’s rankings of the class of 2013.
#3 Kris Dunn
KrisDunn
Sophomore Guard 6-3 197
Perhaps no player more signified the dawn of the Ed Cooley Era more than Kris Dunn, who became the first highly-ranked recruit to pop for the Friars. Dunn was a McDonald’s All American in 2012, who emerged late last season after missing the 1st semester recovering from shoulder surgery.
#4 Joshua Fortune
JoshFortune
Sophomore Guard 6-5 205
Josh Fortune enters his sophomore season with an opportunity to provide the Friars with a needed outside shooting presence. Perhaps no player had a bigger adjustment during last season – Fortune was thrust into huge minutes early and then saw those minutes split in half when teammates returned from injury.
#5 Rodney Bullock
RodneyBullock
Freshman Forward 6-7 215
Rodney Bullock comes to PC out of Hampton, VA, where he was named the Daily Press Player of the Year in his district – winning the award over the likes of McDonald’s All American Anthony Barber and Indiana freshman Troy Williams. Bullock scored 39 points on 15-21 against Bethel, and grabbed 31 rebounds versus Churchland.
#10 Kadeem Batts
KadeemBatts
Senior Forward 6-10 245
A year ago, Kadeem Batts told anyone willing to listen that he was set for a breakout season. After a quiet sophomore year, Batts took his game to another level and was named the Big East’s Most Improved Player and Honorable Mention All Conference. Batts will be one of the league’s best big men.
#11 Bryce Cotton
BryceCotton
Senior Guard 6-1 165
One of the better stories not just in Providence, but the entire Big East, Bryce Cotton transformed himself from high school afterthought to one of the best scorers in the country. As a junior, Cotton led the Big East in scoring, made more three pointers in one season than any Friar in history and was 1st Team All Big East.
#12 Casey Woodring
CaseyWoodring
Freshman Guard 6-2 180
Where Woodring has gone success has followed. He played in three straight NEPSAC title games, winning two. He’s regarded as one of the better shooters coming out of New England.
#13 Brice Kofane
BriceKofane
Junior Forward 6-8 210
Now in his fourth season at Providence, Cameroon native Brice Kofane will look to find a regular spot in the rotation. He came to PC out of the Miller School in Virginia with the reputation as one of the better shot blockers in the class of 2010, and showed flashes of that ability by blocking 12 shots in a two game span in 2011.
#21 Lee Goldsbrough
LeeGoldsbrough
Senior Forward 6-8 230
The 6’9 Goldsbrough’s modest numbers won’t jump out, but he played a critical role in some of the biggest wins of the year by doing things that don’t show up in the stat sheet – taking charges, rotating defensively and not turning the ball over.
#22 Ted Bancroft
TedBancroft
Senior Guard 6-6 215
A 6’5 walk-on out of Marion, MA, Ted Bancroft became a fan favorite in 2012-13 thanks to his energy and defensive tenacity. Bancroft was one of Providence’s most effective defenders a season ago, and was particularly disruptive when paired with Kris Dunn.
#23 LaDontae Henton
LaDontaeHenton
Junior Forward 6-6 215
LaDontae Henton became the first player to commit to Ed Cooley at Providence in the spring of 2011. The Friars knew they were getting a player who was as productive throughout four years as any in his class. Now a junior, the former Big East All Rookie performer could push for the league’s rebounding crown.
#25 Tyler Harris
TylerHarris
Sophomore Forward 6-9 215
The 6’9 Harris can score in a variety of ways. He’s always had range beyond the three point arc (see: eight 3 pointers and scoring 33 points in the semifinal of the Providence Jamfest), but where he can give PC an added boost is from 17 feet in.
#33 Carson Desrosiers
CarsonDesrosiers
Junior Center 7-0 250
After transferring from Wake Forest last year, Carson Desrosiers was forced to sit out the season, but beginning in 2013-14 the 7’0 center will have two years of eligibility remaining. At Wake, Desrosiers blocked 112 shots, placing him 11th all-time in school history. He was a two-time Massachusetts State Champion and was ranked 64th overall by ESPN.