Butler loses forward Jones to injury

butler basketball college odds roosevelt jones injury

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - Butler forward Roosevelt Jones will miss the upcoming season after injuring his left wrist during an exhibition game in Australia.

View NCAA Futures

Jones suffered ligament damage after falling on his wrist. The school says in a news release he will undergo season-ending surgery.

The 6-foot-4 junior was the Bulldogs top returning scorer and rebounder.

Jones was injured in the first game of the trip and he didn't play in the final three games of the tour. His injury was examined further upon the team's return to Indianapolis, where it was determined that surgery would be necessary.

Jones averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists for the Bulldogs (27-9) last season. He was the lone Butler player to start all 36 games last season.

Bet NCAA Futures Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!



NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Fresh off its first Sweet 16 berth in three years, Indiana seems to be trending back in the right direction under coach Tom Crean. This fall, though, will challenge the...
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim head men’s basketball coach last week. Will the 31-year-old be able to keep the Colonials humming in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Villanova always understood the myriad challenges of defending a national title. Yet the program definitely couldn’t have foreseen Friday’s bit of bad news.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Team Pages