As a Junior in 2003-04: hit 2-2 FTs with 2 rebs. 2 assists, 1 blk. in two preseason exhibitions made his first GW start vs. West Virginia in the BB&T Classic (12/6/03) started BB&T final against #17 Gonzaga (12/7/03) scored his season-high 4 pts. with 2 blks. @ Fairfield (12/23/03) back pain kept him sidelined the last three games
In 2002-03: Sat out last season while practicing with the Colonials after transferring from St. Lawrence University.
At St. Lawrence: Played two seasons at Division III St. Lawrence University in upstate New York before coming to Washington. Battistoni earned Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA) Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and was selected to the UCAA second-team all-star squad... averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and led the Saints with 33 blocked shots. He shot 59 percent from the field and turned in a number of clutch performances during the 2001-02 season.
High School: Graduated from Salisbury High School in Salisbury, CT, where he played for coach Chris Hinchey.
Personal: Born February 17, 1981 in Goshen, CT... full name is Russell David Battistoni... son of David and Madelyn Battistoni... has one sister Jana (26)...history major.
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