While the 2013-2014 season could be deemed as a disappointment for the Butler Bulldogs, one player that certainly did not disappoint was forward Andrew Chrabascz.
The Portsmouth, Rhode Island native started in 10 of Butler's 31 games, and finished the season with a respectable average of 6.3 points, three rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. This while accumulating a usage rate of 17.5 percent, the fourth highest amongst all Bulldogs in the 2013-14 season via Ken Pomeroy.
In his best performance of the season, Chrabascz scored a career-high 24 points in Butler's 71-63 loss to Georgetown on February 8. He also registered a career high in minutes in that contest with 34.
After starting 10 of Butler's final 11 games, it is expected that Chrabascz will be in Butler's starting lineup from the onset. And with Chrabascz starting, Roosevelt Jones returning from a wrist injury that cost him his entire 2013 season, and last season's leading scorer Kellen Dunham all in the starting lineup, Butler should be able to generate some scoring and bounce back from last season in which they were last in the Big East Conference with only 68.5 points per game.
"The Next Big Thing" was once a title given to a certain former Minnesota Golden Gopher, but Andrew Chrabascz could be Butler's newest star if the cards fall the right way.