The 2013-14 edition of the Old Dominion University basketball team features a number of names that will be familiar to fans of high school basketball in the Hampton Roads area, namely on the Peninsula. The upcoming roster will feature five players from the Hampton Roads area, four players from the Peninsula District and one player from the Beach District.
Dimitri Batten – Redshirt Junior, Kecoughtan HS
Batten will be the leading returning scorer for the 2013-14 edition of the ODU basketball team. He averaged 10.3 points per game during the 2012-13 season, good for second on the team. Batten will likely be one players that will be relied upon to carry much of the perimeter scoring load for the Monarchs this year.
Aaron Bacote – Sophomore, Bethel HS
Bacote had a solid freshman season for the 2012-13 Monarchs, averaging 7.8 points per game during his freshman year. Bacote started 22 of the 29 games that he played in during the 2012-13 season and will likely be a starter for the Monarchs this season. Bacote also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the Monarchs last season.
Martin Shaw – Sophomore, Kecoughtan HS
Shaw is a walk-on guard from Kecoughtan HS who joined the Monarchs last season. Shaw played in three games during the 2012-13 season but did not score. He will be looked upon to provide depth in the Monarchs backcourt this season.
Jordan Baker – Freshman, Hampton HS
Baker, a freshman guard, joins the Monarchs after a successful high school career that included winning the 2012 AAA State Championship. Baker’s teams compiled a 47-12 record over his three-year career and he hopes to bring the same winning tradition to Old Dominion.
Trey Freeman – Junior, Kellam HS
Freeman joins the Monarchs after transferring from Campbell University, where he spent two successful seasons. Freeman averaged 14.2 points per game during his two years at Campbell. He was named Freshman of the Year in the Big South Conference during his freshman season and was second team All-Conference in the Big South Conference during his sophomore season. The 2013-14 Monarchs will be depending on Freeman to add much-needed perimeter scoring.