Freed-Hardeman University Lions basketball team adds Bryan Battle

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The Lions basketball team added Bryan Battle to its 2019-20 recruiting class. Battle is a 6-foot-5, 200 pound senior transfer out of NCAA Division II Rogers State in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Battle was a First Team All-State selection in Arizona and was a Top-20 player in the state in the 2016 class and the No. 6 ranked small forward. He averaged just under 18 points per game and was close to a double-double average with 9.3 rebounds per contest.

He began his collegiate career at South Mountain Community College in Arizona, where he averaged 10.1 points and seven rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the arc. He had 30 double-digit point games, six of which were 20-point games.

At Rogers State, he scored a career-high 11 points against Sagrado Corazon and had a career high in rebounds with 6 boards against Ecclesia College .

“We expect Bryan to have a big season this year,” coach Drew Stutts said. “He is a great athlete who can defend basically every position on the court. He brings a lot of versatility and experience to this year’s roster. We are thrilled that he is coming to FHU.”

Battle is the son of Thomas and Brenda Battle.

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