Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – The Butler Bulldogs will miss the services of versatile junior swingman Roosevelt Jones this season due to torn ligaments in his wrist.
The injury occurred during the team’s recent trip to Australia.
The season-ending injury to Roosevelt Jones leaves Butler’s roster in tough shape, leaving new coach Brandon Miller with a major challenge during his debut campaign.
“His prognosis is good, and he’s expected to make a full recovery for next season,” said Butler head athletic trainer Ryan Galloy.
Jones was the Bulldogs’leading returing scorer with an average of 10.1 points, top rebounder with 5.6 per game and also had 3.4 assists per contest.
With the team lacking a great point guard, the 6-foot-4 Jones stepped up by doing playmaking chores while positioned at forward.
Miller, who took over after Brad Stevens left for the Boston Celtics, inherits a team that already lost its leading scorers in guard Rotnei Clarke and big man Andrew Smith.
Jones can still return for his junior and senior campaigns,.