It’s long enough now to blog about it but the pain of April 4, 2011 will endure for a long time. But it’s time to write about Butler again.
Looks like Butler is in the hunt for a top transfer recruit from Arkansas – Rotnei Clarke. He was Arkansas’ leading scorer in the last season with just over 15 points a game. He has promise for the Bulldogs:
The former Arkansas guard is visiting potential transfer spots in the next few weeks, including Butler, Virginia and Oklahoma, as reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. The ACC and Big 12 schools would provide the senior more TV exposure, but Brad Stevens’ Butler program would be the ideal spot for the 6-1 sharpshooter when he is eligible for the 2012-13 season.
I am rooting for this young man to go to Butler even if it gets me in trouble in C’ville! What I hope happens this year is a rematch between the Bulldogs and VCU – here in the River City! What will you do, Sandy! There’ll be a blog free evening as a certain blogger roots for Butler!
HUGE BULLDOGS UPDATE:
Butler GOT HIM! Yes, Rotnei Clarke will transfer to Butler University to sit out a year and play in 2012-13! Here‘s a blog from the Indianapolis Star on it. It says something else for the 2012-13 Butler team – they’ll be locked and loaded with the finest coach (or one of the finest coaches) in the land:
Clarke said he would work to become a point guard. I’m not sure that will happen, or that Clarke or Chrishawn Hopkins are capable of playing the point. For 2012-13, you start with center Andrew Smith and forward Khyle Marshall, then add three wings: Hopkins, Clarke, Stigall, Roosevelt Jones, Jackson Aldridge, Andrew Smeathers, Kellen Dunham . . . whoa. Forward Erik Fromm is a capable outside shooter, too. Perhaps someone should redshirt to preserve a season of eligibility.
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The Bulldogs’ offense in 2012-13 could be the most potent they have ever had, as long as they remember to feed Smith inside and not live on the 3-point line. If their defense comes around, as it inevitably does, it is easy to envision another deep NCAA Tournament run.
Maybe we’ll be transitioning from the present administration to the Paul Administration at that time!