You voted and now it’s time to see the results.
As promised, we’re revealing the choices for the Butler Bulldogs All-Half Decade Team. We got a gaudy amount of votes - 71 to be precise - from the intrigued readers of Big East Coast Bias.
Here is how the ballot shook down.
Shelvin Mack, Guard
(64 votes, 90.1%)
Shelvin Mack is arguably one of the most talented guards to suit up for the Bulldogs, so it comes as no surprise that he found himself on the team. Mack amassed 64 of 71 possible votes, the second-highest total of any Butler player on the ballot. Mack had a decided advantage over fellow point guard Alex Barlow who accumulated just 29 votes, 40.8 percent of the total.
Kellen Dunham, Guard
(53 votes, 74.6%)
Kellen Dunham no doubt led the charge shortly after arriving on Butler’s campus and was an integral part of the Bulldogs’ success the last two years in the Big East. The sharpshooter provided a bevy of offense and would be a very nice complement to Mack. Dunham picked up 53 of 71 possible votes, nearly making it to 75% of the vote.
Roosevelt Jones, Guard/Forward
(67 votes, 94.4%)
It comes as relatively no surprise that the leading vote-getter for Butler’s All-Half Decade Team is Roosevelt Jones. From his buzzer-beater against Gonzaga to the one against Cincinnati this past season, Jones proved to be one of the most clutch players for the Bulldogs in his run in Indianapolis and one of the greats in program history. Jones got 67 votes sent his way for the team, amassing 94.4% of the vote.
Matt Howard, Forward
(59 votes, 83.1%)
Matt Howard’s famed buzzer-beater over Old Dominion helped kickstart the ride to Butler’s second-straight National Championship Game appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. That was one of many moments that the former Bulldog provided in his career and part of why he found himself as a selection for the All-Half Decade Team. Howard supplanted himself with 59 votes, making up for 83.1 percent of the vote.
Andrew Smith, Center
(40 votes, 56.3%)
‘Moose’ found his way onto the All-Half Decade team as well. Smith, an accomplished hooper for the Bulldogs and part of their back-to-back National Runner Up clubs in 2010 and 2011, picked up 40 votes for 56.3 percent of the total votes cast. Although he tragically passed away in 2016, Smith’s passion for both basketball and the way he lived his life while dealing with his illnesses will live on forever in the hearts and minds of Butler fans and college basketball fans around the world.
Here’s a snapshot of the voting, and how it went down.
Other choices included:
- Butler Blue II (2)
- Rotnei Clarke (3)
- Gordon Hayward (3) (whom was ineligible, as his last season was during the 2009-10 season, and eligibility started for this in the 2010-11 season)
- Zach Hahn