Who Will Lead the Butler Bulldogs In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
Butler Bulldogs
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The Butler Bulldogs had a pretty rough offseason, losing both Brad Stevens and Roosevelt Jones. The team may seem like it is doomed for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but there is still some talent on Butler. So, who will lead the Bulldogs in scoring?

Going into the season this is likely a toss up between Khyle Marshall and Kellen Dunham. Both players will have to play bigger roles in the upcoming season, which should result in better numbers.

Marshall averaged 9.6 points per game last season. Dunham put up 9.5 points per game. However, Marshall only played 21.7 minutes per game while Dunham averaged 26.1 minutes per game.

Either player has the talent to lead the team in the scoring department. If Marshall receives more playing time, then he will easily score more than 9.6 points per game. However, if Butler decides to make Dunham the go-to guy, then he could score the most points on the team. Like I said earlier, it is a toss up between these two players.

Dunham made 34.5 percent of his threes last season and 37.5 percent of his shots from the field. Marshall shot 56.6 percent from the field.

Butler is going to be a completely different team without Rotnei Clarke and Jones in the lineup. Not to mention, it will have a new head coach. This team can go with a number of different approaches on the offensive side of the ball, so it is hard telling who will lead the team in scoring.

My guess would be Marshall since he will be a senior and could very well receive more playing time. If that is the case, then Dunham shouldn’t be too far behind him.

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