College Basketball Preview: 6. Butler Bulldogs
Hahn is one of the many-but important-no name Butler Bulldogs who will be key to the team's success.
Butler Bulldogs, Key Losses: F Gordon Hayward,G Avery Jukes, G Willie Veasley Key Returnees: F Matt Howard, G Shelvin Mack, G Ronald Nored
The surprise of the tournament, Butler will try to recreate a great '09-'10 even with losses of three important players: Gordon Hayward, Avery Jukes and Willie Veasley. Luckily for the Bulldogs they return forward Matt Howard who was a very big reason why the team did make the run and will gain even more experience in his senior year. Ronald Nored, who was an underrated part of the team's success is part of a weird hybrid who leads the team in passing and steals but doesn't score much. Also Shawn Vanzant, who played off the bench last year is psychical and smart. Shelvin Mack and Zach Hahn have great shots and will be the big pieces of their attack in the perimeter. The Bulldogs are fully ready to repeat as runner ups or possibly, even better.
Horizon League Rank: 1st
Last Season Results: 33-5, lost to Duke in NCAA tournament final
Key Recruits: F Khyle Marshall(113+), F Eric Fromm, G Christian Hopkins
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