Batten, Brown Join Men's Basketball Team
Sept. 4, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College men's basketball team has added guard Dimitri Batten and forward Aaron Brown for the 2014-15 season, announced today by head coach Jim Christian.
Batten (6-3, 205) graduated from Old Dominion this summer while Brown (6-5, 210) came from Southern Miss. Both will be eligible to play immediately.
After redshirting his freshman year, Batten averaged 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in the last three seasons for the Monarchs. He shot 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from the beyond the arc for Old Dominion.
The Newport News, Va., product was the second leading scorer for the Monarchs in each of the last two seasons and led the team in 3-pointers in 2012-13. Batten scored in double figures 24 times last season and matched a career high with 25 points against North Carolina Central. He averaged 11.0 points and 4.2 rebounds last year.
Brown played in all 36 games with 30 starts for Southern Miss last year, his only one with the program. He averaged 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Brown ranked third on the team in rebounding and fourth in scoring, and also led the Golden Eagles in 3-point percentage (.391) which ranked eighth in Conference USA.
The Hackensack, N.J. product began his collegiate career at Temple where he played for two seasons. Brown played in 61 games and made 10 starts while with the Owls. He played in all 32 games as a sophomore and averaged 6.4 points and 2.1 boards while shooting .415 (39-for-94) from beyond the arc. He played in 29 games and made nine starts as a freshman. Temple made the NCAA Tournament both seasons he was there.