Published: Sept. 1, 2010 By

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Rodney Billups

New men’s basketball head coach Tad Boyle hired assistant coaches Jean Prioleau and Mike Rohn and retained Tom Abatemarco, who was brought to CU earlier this year by former coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Rodney Billups, younger brother of former CU standout Chauncey Billups (Soc ex’99), was named director of basketball operations.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Buff,” says Billups, who played at the University of Denver.

Prioleau was an assistant coach at Texas Christian University, while Rohn was director of basketball operations at Texas A&M.

Meanwhile, Boyle added reinforcements on the court. The Buffs signed 7-foot-1-inch center Ben Mills from Wisconsin and 6-foot-7-inch guard Andre Roberson from San Antonio and picked up 6-foot-5-inch guard Carlon Brown, a transfer from the University of Utah. Brown, an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference pick as a sophomore and a junior, will have to sit out the 2010-11 season before using his final season of eligibility.