Butler junior small forward Roosevelt Jones unfortunately didn't have a choice in the matter, but will be missing the entire 2013-14 Butler Bulldog men's basketball season. His surgery took place on Thursday, August 22 in Indianapolis.
Jones incidentally fell on his left wrist during Butler's first exhibition contest in Australia against the Norths Bears in early August and was held out of the remaining three games in the Bulldogs' trip. Upon Butler's return to Indianapolis, Jones was examined further and doctors determined that surgery was in fact necessary.
The 6'4 junior is Butler's top returner statistically in points (10.1), rebounds (5.6) and assists (3.5). It will be quite a hit on both ends of the court for first-year head coach Brandon Miller, as he'll attempt to take off right where Brad Stevens left things when Stevens jaunted off to the NBA to coach the Boston Celtics.
Roosevelt started all 36 games for Butler in 2012-13 and 31 as a freshman during 2011-12. That streak will come to an end with Jones' absence from the BU lineup this winter.
Brandon Miller will look further down his roster to veteran guys like Khyle Marshall (6'6), Kameron Woods (6'9) and Erik Fromm (6'8), who are all projected starters now, to pick up Jones' on-court production. Also in the mix to help make up for Jones on the court will be freshmen Nolan Berry (6'10) and Andrew Chrabascz (6'7).