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Roosevelt Jones Out For Season For Butler

INDIANAPOLIS — As the Butler Bulldogs embark on their first season in the Big East this upcoming basketball season, many questions arise for the program following the departure of head coach Brad Stevens. Today, the program announced another big blow before the season.

Butler University announced that junior forward Roosevelt Jones, the leading scorer and rebounder returning this season, will miss all of the 2013-14 season. The school said Jones tore ligaments in the wrist from a hard fall in a basketball game during the team’s trip to Australia last week.

Last season, Jones averaged 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Jones also started all 36 games for Butler. His biggest highlight from last season’s 27-9 year was his stolen inbound pass and game winning shot against Gonzaga in a 64-63 back on January 19.

New head coach Brandon Miller released a statement with optimism that Jones will overcome his season ending injury.

“Roosevelt is a tough-minded, determined young man, and I am confident he will return from this adversity an even better player and person,” Miller said. “Despite not playing, Roosevelt will continue to have an impact in leading this team as we move forward.”

The program will resume conditioning and weight room workouts the first week of September.



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