The Butler Bulldogs lost both Roosevelt Jones and Kellen Dunham to graduation at the end of last year. It was a serious blow to the future leadership of the team.
So it’s time for big man Andrew Chrabascz to step up.
His stats stayed relatively the same from his sophomore to his junior seasons, much to the disappointment of Butler fans who were hoping for a breakthrough. He notched 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game his junior season as opposed to 11.2 points and 3.6 rebounds his sophomore year.
Chrabascz scored in double figures in 19 different games last season, including his first career double-double against Temple in the Puerto Rice Tip-Off early in the season. He also started in 31 of the 33 games played last year.
Listed at 6’7’’ and 230 pounds, Chrabascz looks to continue to be a main paint presence for the Bulldogs in his senior season. I can’t see him competing for minutes with incoming center Joey Brunk, but I’m very ready for how this duo is going to work together on the floor this year.
Chrabascz and fellow senior Tyler Lewis are the most experienced players left on this Butler squad and are going to be looked upon by the underclassmen as the new team leaders. I just hope they are prepared for it.
I leave with you with a clip from Chrabascz’s season-best performance last year, scoring 25 points against Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (We don’t need to talk about how that game went for the Bulldogs though...)