Butler’s Jones Out for the Season
August 16, 2013 – Butler junior forward Roosevelt Jones will miss the 2013-14 men’s basketball season. Jones, who was Butler’s top returning scorer and rebounder, suffered a wrist injury during the Bulldogs’ recent trip to Australia and the injury has been determined to be season-ending. Jones fell on his wrist in the first game of Butler’s exhibition trip to Australia, and he didn’t play in the final three games of the Bulldogs’ tour. His injury was examined further upon the team’s return to Indianapolis, and it was determined that surgery was necessary. Jones, a 6-4 forward, averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists for the 27-9 Bulldogs a year ago. He was the lone Butler player to start all 36 games in 2012-13, and he was looking to extend a streak of 67 consecutive starts in the upcoming season. The gifted Butler player gained national recognition with a game-winning shot at the buzzer against #8 Gonzaga last season. The dramatic shot helped him gain USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week honors. He was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Defensive Team and was picked to the Sports Illustrated All-Glue Team. As a freshman, Jones was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team.