The Butler Bulldogs are losing so much talent for the 2013-14 college basketball season and there may be nothing they can do to fix that. With that said, Kellen Dunham is a bright spot on the team for the upcoming season.
With leading returning scorer Roosevelt Jones missing the entire season, Dunham will have to be that much better. Luckily, Dunham has the talent to be great.
Not only was he a top 100 recruit for the 2012 class, according to ESPN, but he had a great season this past year. He averaged 9.5 points per game, while shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from behind the arc. Dunham also made 57 threes on the year, which was second best to Rotnei Clarke–big surprise.
Dunham is the second leading returning scorer on the team, but not by much. Khyle Marshall happened to average .1 points per game more.
It is Dunham who will have to step up the most, though, and it is Dunham who is likely the future of this basketball program.
Losing Brad Stevens was a huge hit to the team, but it is part of the sport. Every time a little-named school seems to have a big season or a couple of big seasons, a bigger-named school will snatch that coach up–in most cases. In Butler’s case, Stevens dashed off to the NBA.
Losing so much talent and their head coach could not have come at a worse time, as the Bulldogs will be playing in the Big East in the 2013-14 season.
However, if players like Dunham can come up big, Butler could still make some noise, just not as much noise as it did when it made back-to-back national championship games.