2010–11 Providence Friars men's basketball team

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2010–11 Providence Friars men's basketball
Providence Friars P script logo.gif
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2010–11 record 15–17 (4–14 Big East)
Head coach Keno Davis
Assistant coach Chris Davis
Assistant coach Rodell Davis
Assistant coach Chris Driscoll
MVP Marshon Brooks
Home arena Dunkin' Donuts Center
Seasons
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
*#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Providence Friars men's basketball team represented Providence College in the Big East Conference. The team finished with a 4–14 conference record and a 15–17 record overall.

In his third season with the team, head coach Keno Davis returned two starters and just eight players overall after a tumultuous offseason that included the dismissal of the team's leading scorer in 2009–10, forward Jamine Peterson, as well as the transfer or dismissal of three other players.

The Friars were led in scoring by senior forward Marshon Brooks, who finished first the conference and second in Division I with 24.6 points per game. He set conference records for single-game scoring (52 points vs. Notre Dame on February 23) and for single-season conference scoring (468 points). Brooks was named to the All-Big East First Team and the Associated Press All-American Third Team following the season and was a finalist for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award.

After losing their first six conference games, including a narrow home defeat to #5 Pittsburgh on January 4, the Friars managed back-to-back wins over ranked opponents for the first time since 1998. On January 22, they defeated #19 Louisville at home before knocking off #8 Villanova at home on January 26. However, the Friars did not receive votes in either the AP Poll or Coaches' Poll at any point in the season.

The Friars lost seven of their final eight regular season conference games, finishing 14th in the conference before falling to Marquette in the first round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. Davis was fired three days later.

Offseason[edit]

On the morning of April 12, 2010 two freshmen – center James Still and guard Johnnie Lacy – were arrested outside of campus after Lacy and Still randomly attacked another student on the street. Lacy and Still were charged with assault and suspended from the school the same day; Lacy had already planned on transferring at the end of the spring semester. Fellow freshman guard Duke Mondy was detained for questioning, but was not charged.[2] Still was later dismissed from the school.[3]

On May 18, 2010, sophomore forward Jamine Peterson – the Friars' leading scorer in 2009–10 and an All-Big East Honorable Mention – announced to SLAM Magazine that he was turning professional and would pursue playing opportunities overseas.[4] The same day, the school announced Peterson was dismissed from the team for a team rules violation,[5] which was later revealed to have been an on-campus incident involving Peterson and AAU players from Boston on April 23 or 24, 2010.[5]

On the morning of July 18, 2010, redshirt freshman forward Kadeem Batts was arrested outside of a Providence nightclub and was charged with disorderly conduct and failing to disperse after he did not follow police orders to leave the area.[6] The charges were dismissed after six months.[7]

The Friars also lost two graduating starting guards, Sharaud Curry and Brian McKenzie, as well as graduating reserve guard Luke Burchett. Center Ray Hall graduated but returned to the team for a fifth year of eligibility,[8] while junior forward Russ Permenter transferred after one season with the Friars.[9] In addition, assistant coach Pat Skerry was hired by Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon as an assistant coach on May 27.[10] He was replaced by Boston AAU coach Chris Driscoll, who coached Class of 2010 recruits Gerard Coleman and Ron Giplaye.[11] Also hired as Director of Player Development and Video Operations was former NBA player Kevin Gamble, who played for Keno Davis' father Tom Davis at Iowa.[12]

A week after Skerry's departure, 2011 recruit Naadir Tharpe, a guard rated 4/5 stars by Rivals.com who had committed in March 2010, decommitted from Providence due to Skerry's departure. The next day, June 3, the team lost another 4-star recruit by Rivals.com from the 2010 class, guard Joe Young.[13] However, the school did not allow Young to be released from his signed National Letter of Intent; his family stated Young "would never play at Providence."[14] Young later enrolled in the University of Houston, where is father, Michael, was the school's Director of Basketball Operations. Due to NCAA regulations, Young sat out his first year at Houston before returning for three seasons of eligibility.[15]

During the 2010–11 season, Providence lost a top class of 2012 recruit and Rhode Island native Ricky Ledo, who gave Providence a verbal commitment in December 2010,[16] only to rescind his commitment in January 2011.[17]

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Providence Friars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Mondy, DukeDuke Mondy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) So Catholic Central High School Grand Rapids, Michigan
G/F 2 Brooks, MarshonMarshon Brooks 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Tucker High School Stone Mountain, Georgia
G 4 Evans, DreDre Evans 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Fr David W. Carter High School Dallas, Texas
F 10 Batts, KadeemKadeem Batts 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Fr McEachern High School Powder Springs, Georgia
F 11 Giplaye, RonRon Giplaye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep Lowell, Massachusetts
G 12 Coleman, GerardGerard Coleman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Tilton School Boston, Massachusetts
F 13 Kofane, BriceBrice Kofane Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr The Miller School Yaoundé, Cameroon
G 15 Davis, XavierXavier Davis (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Smithfield High School Smithfield, Rhode Island
F 21 Goldsbrough, LeeLee Goldsbrough 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Manchester Magic Newcastle, England
G 25 Cotton, BryceBryce Cotton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Palo Verde High School Tucson, Arizona
G 32 Council, VincentVincent Council 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So The Patterson School Brooklyn, New York
F 35 Niemeier, TomTom Niemeier (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Kauai High School Lihue, Hawaii
G 41 Carter, ChrisChris Carter (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Shepherd Hill Regional High School Worcester, Massachusetts
F/C 42 Dixon, BilalBilal Dixon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS So Queen of Peace High School Jersey City, New Jersey
G 51 Bancroft, TedTed Bancroft (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Bishop Stang High School Marion, Massachusetts
G 53 Murray, MikeMike Murray (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Fr La Salle Institute Troy, New York
C 55 Hall, RayRay Hall 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) RS Sr J. K. Mullen High School Denver, Colorado
Head coach

Keno Davis

Assistant coach(es)

Chris Davis
Rodell Davis
Chris Driscoll


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2010-11-16

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Bilal Dixon Ray Hall Lee Goldsbrough
PF Kadeem Batts Ron Giplaye Brice Kofane Redshirt Tom Niemeier (W)
SF Marshon Brooks Duke Mondy
SG Gerard Coleman Bryce Cotton Chris Carter (W) Ted Bancroft (W)
PG Vincent Council Dre Evans Xavier Davis (W) Mike Murray (W)

Incoming recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gerard Coleman
SG
Boston, MA Tilton School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Jun 16, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Bryce Cotton
PG
Tucson, AZ Palo Verde HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 30, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Dre Evans
PG
Dallas, TX Carter HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jun 16, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Alex Gavrilovic
C
Strasbourg, France IMG Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) May 19, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 86
Ron Giplaye
PF
Lowell, MA Notre Dame Prep 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jul 11, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Lee Goldsbrough
PF
Newcastle upon Tyne Manchester Magic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jul 26, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Brice Kofane
PF
Yaoundé, Cameroon The Miller School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 26, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Joe Young
SG
Houston, TX Yates HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 15, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition games
November 6*
7:00 PM
Bentley (D-II) W 83–76 
Dunkin' Donuts Center 
Providence, RI
Non-conference games
November 13*
7:00 PM
Dartmouth W 87–52  1–0
Dunkin' Donuts Center (5,203[18])
Providence, RI
November 15*
7:00 PM
Yale W 58–55  2–0
Dunkin' Donuts Center (3,521[18])
Providence, RI
November 18*
7:00 PM
Morgan State W 77–55  3–0
Dunkin' Donuts Center (4,620[18])
Providence, RI
November 20*
7:00 PM
Prairie View A&M W 78–62  4–0
Dunkin' Donuts Center (5,851[18])
Providence, RI
November 23*
4:30 PM, CBS College Sports
vs. La Salle
Cancún Challenge
L 73–84  4–1
Aventura Palace (330[18])
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 24*
7:00 PM, CBS College Sports
vs. Wyoming
Cancún Challenge
W 84–77  5–1
Aventura Palace (415[18])
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 29*
7:00 PM
Central Connecticut State W 92–57  6–1
Dunkin' Donuts Center (3,783[18])
Providence, RI
December 1*
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
Northeastern W 77–72  7–1
Dunkin' Donuts Center (4,828[18])
Providence, RI
December 4*
4:00 PM, Cox Sports
Rhode Island W 87–74  8–1
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,410[18])
Providence, RI
December 6*
7:00 PM
Brown W 91–64  9–1
Dunkin' Donuts Center (3,641[18])
Providence, RI
December 8*
7:00 PM
at Boston College L 86–88  9–2
Conte Forum (5,462[18])
Chestnut Hill, MA
December 11*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
Alabama W 82–70  10–2
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,056[18])
Providence, RI
December 21*
7:00 PM
Sacred Heart W 84–76  11–2
Dunkin' Donuts Center (6,075[18])
Providence, RI
Big East regular season
December 28
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 5 Syracuse L 74–81  11–3 (0–1)
Carrier Dome (20,388[18])
Syracuse, NY
January 1
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
St. John's L 65–67  11–4 (0–2)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,157[18])
Providence, RI
January 4
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
No. 5 Pittsburgh L 79–83  11–5 (0–3)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (9,181[18])
Providence, RI
January 8
8:00 PM, Cox Sports
at Rutgers L 72–85  11–6 (0–4)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (6,520[18])
Piscataway, NJ
January 13
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at West Virginia L 63–93  11–7 (0–5)
WVU Coliseum (11,052[18])
Morgantown, WV
January 16
12:00 PM, ESPN3
at South Florida L 72–79  11–8 (0–6)
USF Sun Dome (3,526[18])
Tampa, FL
January 22
5:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 Louisville W 72–67  12–8 (1–6)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,051[18])
Providence, RI
January 26
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
No. 8 Villanova W 83–68  13–8 (2–6)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (7,927[18])
Providence, RI
January 30
2:00 PM, Cox Sports
at Seton Hall L 71–81  13–9 (2–7)
Prudential Center (9,880[18])
Newark, NJ
February 2
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
South Florida W 68–63  14–9 (3–7)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (3,785[18])
Providence, RI
February 5
12:00 PM, Cox Sports
at No. 13 Georgetown L 81–83  14–10 (3–8)
Verizon Center (16,289[18])
Washington, D.C.
February 13
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
at No. 10 Connecticut L 57–75  14–11 (3–9)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167[18])
Storrs, CT
February 17
9:00 PM, ESPN2
DePaul L 76–79  14–12 (3–10)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (5,021[18])
Providence, RI
February 19
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Cincinnati L 81–93 OT 14–13 (3–11)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (9,432[18])
Providence, RI
February 23
7:00 PM, Cox Sports
No. 9 Notre Dame L 93–94  14–14 (3–12)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,185[18])
Providence, RI
February 27
4:00 PM, Cox Sports
at Marquette L 62–86  14–15 (3–13)
Bradley Center (16,768[18])
Milwaukee, WI
March 2
7:00 PM, NewsChannel 5
at No. 11 Louisville L 60–87  14–16 (3–14)
KFC Yum! Center (22,724[18])
Louisville, KY
March 5
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Rutgers W 75–74  15–16 (4–14)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (9,088[18])
Providence, RI
Big East Tournament
March 8
9:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Marquette
First Round
L 66–87  15–17 (4–14)
Madison Square Garden (19,375[18])
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time [19].

Awards and honors[edit]

Recipient Award(s)
Kadeem Batts 2011 John Zannini Coaches' Award[20]
Marshon Brooks 2011 Associated Press Third Team All-American[21]
2011 All-Big East First Team[22]
2011 John R. Wooden Award Top 20 Finalist[23]
2011 USBWA All-District 1[24]
2011 NABC Division I All-District 5 First Team[25]
2011 Jimmy Walker Most Valuable Player Award[20]
February 28: Big East Player of the Week[26]
February 7: Big East Player of the Week[27]
December 13: Big East Player of the Week[28]
2011 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 Candidate[29]
Chris Carter 2011 Thomas Ramos Academic Award[20]
Gerard Coleman 2011 Coca-Cola Most Promising Prospect Award[20]
January 24: Big East Rookie of the Week[30]
November 29: Big East Rookie of the Week[31]
Bryce Cotton 2011 Lenny Wilkens Hustle Award[20]
Vincent Council 2011 Ryan Gomes Most Improved Player Award[20]
Ray Hall 2011 Ernie D Team Leader Award[20]
Duke Mondy 2011 Marvin Barnes Defensive Player Award[20]

References[edit]

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