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21 Roosevelt Jones - G/F, RS-Sr. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-4
Weight:               225
Year:     RS Senior
Hometown:       O'Fallon, Ill.
High School:       O'Fallon
Position:              G/F


*Named Second Team All-BIG EAST in 2014-15.

Quick Hits:
•Named one of 15 finalists for the Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s best small forward.
•Honorable mention preseason All-BIG EAST.
•Named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 8, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.
•Sat out the 2013-14 season as a medical red-shirt (wrist injury suffered during team’s summer trip to Australia).
•Lone Butler player to start all 36 games in 2012-13.
•Named to the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Conference All-Defensive Team.
•Picked to the 2012-13 All-Glue Team in Sports Illustrated.
•Chosen Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week, following Butler’s victory over top-ranked Indiana, and conference Co-Player of the Week, after the Bulldogs’ wins over Richmond and Gonzaga.
•Hit a 10-foot shot at the buzzer after coming up with a steal with fou…

Smokey - TENNESSEE Vols Mascot

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The famous Smokey mascot was introduced in 1953 by the late Rev. Bill Brooks who entered his prize-winning blue tick coon hound, "Brooks' Blue Smokey," in a contest at halftime of the Mississippi State game that season. The dogs were lined up on the old cheerleaders' ramp at Shields-Watkins Field and each dog was introduced over the loudspeaker and the student body cheered for their favorite, with "Blue Smokey" being the last hound introduced. When his name was called, he barked. The students cheered and Smokey threw his head back and barked again. This kept going until the stadium was in an uproar and UT had found its mascot, Smokey. The widely known and unique tradition of running through the 'T' on game days began in 1965 when Doug Dickey moved the teams' bench to the east side and had the team enter and simply turning around back to their sideline through a giant 'T' performed by the Pride of the Southland Band. Changes came in 1983…

TENNESSEE - LEGEND OF THE VOLUNTEER

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What’s a Volunteer?  Not your run of the mill school nickname, the proud legacy of the Volunteer calls Tennessee student-athletes to compete at an elevated standard when the stakes are highest. A Volunteer is the bravest breed of human from the boldest nation on Earth, fiercely proud to call Tennessee home whether the battle lies within its borders or in a land far away.

THE FIRST VOLUNTEERS  In the aftermath of the Declaration of Independence, Americans were determined to create a nation that was free of the evils that had required them to resort to revolution. Among these was the fear of a large standing army. Such a force could be used to impose the will of an evil monarch and was therefore a threat to individual liberties. Instead, they would rely upon a volunteer army, citizen soldiers who would be called into service at times of crisis to serve their country. 
When the people who would later be known as Tennesseans were first asked to volunteer for such an army, they had been li…

#4 - Armani Moore - F/Sr. - TENNESSEE Volunteers

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Armani Moore Class: Senior Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga. High School: Mount Paran Christian School Height / Weight: 6-4 / 217 Position: F Experience: 3L Follow @Moe_Money42

PERSONAL Born March 25, 1994, in Swainsboro, Ga.Full name is Armani T'Bori MooreParents are Claudette Moore and Elvin ClarkAcademic major: Communication StudiesRecipient of The C&C Millwright Athletic Scholarship and The Richard & Melba Jackson Athletic Scholarship Endowment
CAREER HIGHS Points: 29 // vs. Army, 11/24/15*Rebounds: 16 // vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15Assists: 7 // vs. ETSU, 12/31/14Steals: 4 twice // last at Georgia Tech, 11/16/15Blocks: 5 // vs. Kansas State, 12/6/14Field Goals: 11 // last vs. Army, 11/24/15*3-Pointers: 3 // vs. Army, 11/24/15*Free Throws: 10 // vs. Santa Clara, 11/27/14Minutes: 38 // vs. Arkansas, 3/13/15 * Indicates most recent high

HONORS 2016 NABC Good Works Team NomineeSEC Player of the Week (Jan. 19, 2015)
2015-16 - SENIOR Swatted three shots against Nebraska (11/28/15) -- including tw…

#15 - Detrick Mostella - G/So. - TENNESSEE Volunteers

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Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Decatur, Ala.
High School:
La Lumiere School (Ind).
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 175
Position: G
Experience: 1L
Prep School: Notre Dame Prep (Mass.)
Follow @Teek3015


PERSONAL
  Full name is Detrick Samon Mostella    Name pronounced: DEE-trick moss-TELL-uh    Born: Oct. 12, 1993, in Decatur, Ala.    Son of Dyra and Ricky Mostella    Academic major: Sport Management    Recipient of The Estep Athletic Scholarship

CAREER HIGHS
    Points: 17 // vs. VCU, 11/14/14    Rebounds: 6 // at Georgia Tech, 11/16/15    Assists: 4 // vs. Nebraska, 11/28/15*    Steals: 2 (2x) // last vs. LSU, 2/14/15    Blocks: 1 // vs. Mercer, 12/22/14    Field Goals: 5 // vs. VCU, 11/14/14    3-Pointers: 4 // vs. Kansas, 11/28/14    Free Throws: 4 (2x) // last vs. Marshall, 11/19/15    Minutes: 23 (3x) // last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15*
    * Indicates most recent high

2015-16 - SOPHOMORE
    Played 21 minutes off the bench against Nebraska (11/28/15), handing out a career-high four assists.    Earned his …

#25 - Shembari Phillips - G/Fr. - TENNESSEE Volunteers

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Class: Freshman Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. High School: Wheeler HS     Height / Weight: 6-2 / 190 Position: G Experience: HS
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PERSONAL
Full name is Shembari Anthony Phillips    First name pronounced: shem-BAR-ee    Born: March 21, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga.Son of Loxola Phillips    Academic major: Journalism & Electronic Media    Recipient of The Holland Family Athletic Scholarship
CAREER HIGHS     Points: 5 // vs. Army West Point, 11/24/15    Rebounds: 1 (2x) // last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15    Assists: 1 // vs. Marshall, 11/19/15    Steals: 1 (2x) // last vs. Army, 11/24/15    Blocks: 1 // vs. UNC Asheville, 11/13/15    Field Goals: 2 // vs. Army, 11/24/15*    3-Pointers:1 // vs. Army West Point, 11/24/15-    Free Throws: 22 // vs. Nebraska, 11/28/15*    Minutes: 19 // vs. GW, 11/27/15     * Indicates most recent high

2015-16 - FRESHMAN    Scored five points in nine minutes against Army West Point, hitting his first career 3-pointer along the way.   Made his collegiate debut in…

#11 - Kyle Alexander - F/Fr. - TENNESSEE Volunteers

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Class: Freshman Hometown: Milton, Ontario, Canada High School: Orangeville Prep Height / Weight: 6-9 / 215 Position: F Experience: HS
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PERSONAL
    Full name is Kyle John Solomon Alexander Born: Oct. 21, 1996, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada    Son of Joseph and Audrey Alexander His father, Joseph, played college basketball at Niagara and scored more than 1,200 points from 1982-86.    Has two older sisters, Kayla and Kesia.His oldest sister, 6-4 center Kayla Alexander, played collegiately at Syracuse from 2009-13 and is the school's all-time leading scorer (2,024) and shot-blocker (350); she now plays for the WNBA's San Antonio Stars, who selected her with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft.    Kesia Alexander graduated from Ottawa University with a double major in Political Science and Communications. Alexander and fellow forward Ray Kasongo give the Vols multiple Canadians on the same roster for the first time in program history.    Academic major…

#3 - Robert Hubbs III - G/Jr. - TENNESSEE Volunteers (injured: knee)

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Class: Junior Hometown: Newbern, Tenn. High School: Dyer County HS Height / Weight: 6-4 / 207 Position: G Experience: 1L
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PERSONAL
    Full name is Robert Lee Hubbs III    Academic major: Communications    Born Aug. 19, 1995, in Union City, Tenn.    Parents are Robert Jr. and Lesia Hubbs    Recipient of The Larry Pratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment
CAREER HIGHS
    Points: 19 // vs. Marshall, 11/19/15
    Rebounds: 8 // at Missouri, 1/17/15
    Assists: 4 (2x) // last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15*
    Steals: 3 // vs. LSU, 2/14/15
    Blocks: 2 // vs. NC State, 12/18/13
    Field Goals: 8 (2x) // last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15*
    3-Pointers: 3 (3x) // last vs. UNC Asheville, 11/13/15
    Free Throws: 4 // vs. Marshall, 11/19/15
    Minutes: 36 (2x) // last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/22/15*

    * Indicates most recent high

2015-16 - JUNIOR     Underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Dec. 1 to address chronic swelling issues that had been present since the preseaso…

4 - Tyler Wideman - F, So. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-8
Weight:               246
Year:     Sophomore
Hometown:       Schererville, Ind.
High School:       Lake Central
Position:              F


Quick Hits:
•First recruit signed by Butler head coach Brandon Miller.
•Member of the 2014 Indiana All-Star Team.
•Northwest Indiana Times Player of the Year
•2014 First Team All-State.


2014-15 Highlights: 
Played in all 34 games, including five as a starter...scored eight points in 14 minutes against Maine in his first collegiate game...had four rebounds and career-highs of two blocked shots and two steals against Loyola Maryland...came off the bench with six points and three rebounds in seven minutes against Georgetown in the Battle 4 Atlantis third place game...scored five points and grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes at Indiana State...came off the bench with eight points in 13 minutes against Northwestern...scored six points against Kennesaw State...led the Bulldogs with a career-high nine rebounds and added seven points, t…

5 Jordan Gathers - G, Gr. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-3
Weight:               195
Year:     Graduate
Hometown:       Los Angeles, Calif.
High School:       William Howard Taft
Previous College:            St. Bonaventure
Position:              G

**Gathers completed his degree at St. Bonaventure and will be immediately eligible to play for the Bulldogs in 2015-16 as a graduate transfer. 

He has one season of eligibility remaining.

Gathers missed all of the 2014-15 season at St. Bonaventure after undergoing hip surgery in the summer of 2014. 


Personal:  The nephew of late Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers...son of Leah Harden and Derrick Gathers; younger sisters, Jaia and Eshe...graduated from St. Bonaventure with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication...pursuing graduate degree at Butler in School Counseling as well as courses as part of the Hinkle Academy...born 12/21/91. 
At St. Bonaventure:  Played in 91 games in three seasons at St. Bonaventure, including 25 as a starter.

As A Junior (2013-14): Played in 31…

0 - Austin Etherington - F, Gr - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-6
Weight:               220
Year:     Graduate
Hometown:       Cicero, Ind.
High School:       Hamilton Heights
Previous College:            Indiana
Position:              F

*Transfer from Indiana University.
*Son of former Butler player Brett Etherington (1987-91)

2014-15 Highlights:
Played in 32 games...scored a career-high 11 points in 13 minutes in his first regular season game with the Bulldogs...came off the bench with three points and three rebounds against Chattanooga...scored nine points in a career-high 25 minutes against Loyola Maryland...came off the bench with six points, three rebounds and two steals against Oklahoma...had five points and three rebounds in 12 minutes at Villanova...pulled down five rebounds in Butler’s overtime win at Marquette...came off the bench with seven points and four rebounds at home against Marquette...had seven points and five rebounds at DePaul.

2013-14 (at Indiana):   Played in 30 games, including six as a starter...average…

10 Trey Pettus - G, Jr. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-4
Weight:               198
Year:     Junior
Hometown:       St. Louis, Mo.
High School:       MICDS - Mary Institute Country Day School
Position:              G


Quick Hits:
•Earned a spot on the 2014-15 Butler roster during walk-on tryouts.
•Competed as a member of Butler’s club basketball team as a freshman.

2014-15 Highlights: 
Played in four games...hit first collegiate three-pointer and scored five points in his debut against Maine...played a career-high five minutes against Loyola Maryland...recorded three assists in four minutes against Kennesaw State.

Background:   Leading scorer on Butler’s club basketball team in 2013-14...finished fifth in the region in scoring...helped lead Butler to a championship at the Butler Invitational and a runner-up finish at the Indiana Invitational...All-Conference and All-District performer at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in 2012-13...team captain as a senior...led his prep team in scoring, assi…

13 Jackson Davis - F, So. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-8
Weight:               233
Year:     Sophomore
Hometown:       Lexington, Ky.
High School:       Lafayette
Position:              F


Quick Hits:
Lafayette High School’s all-time leader in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.
•Ranked in the “Top 10” in Kentucky in scoring and rebounding as a senior.
•One of seven finalists for Kentucky’s “Mr. Basketball”
•Named to the Kentucky All-Star Team
First Team All-State in 2013-14
Son of former Kentucky basketball letterwinner Johnathon Davis.

2014-15 Highlights: 
Played in 17 games...scored first collegiate points with a pair of free throws against Maine...had two points and grabbed a career-high four rebounds against Loyola, Maryland...grabbed two rebounds in two minutes at Indiana State...had three points and four rebounds in 10 minutes against Kennesaw State...came off the bench with four points and two rebounds in Butler’s home win over Seton Hall...grabbed four rebounds in nine minutes at Xavier.

Background:   F…

30 Kelan Martin - F, So. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-6
Weight:               235
Year:     Sophomore
Hometown:       Louisville, Ky.
High School:       Ballard
Position:              F


Quick Hits:
•Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on March 9.
•One of three players in Ballard High School history to score 2,000 career points.
•Grabbed over 1,000 career rebounds.
•Named to the 2014 Kentucky All-Star Team.
•First Team All-State in 2013-14.
•Finalist for Kentucky “Mr. Basketball” honors.


2014-15 Highlights: 
Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on March 9...played in all 34 games...scored 12 points in his first collegiate game against Maine...scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in 18 minutes against Loyola Maryland...shared the team scoring lead with 17 points in 17 minutes against #5 North Carolina...came off the bench with 10 points against Georgetown in the Battle 4 Atlantis third place game...had 11 points in 19 minutes at Indiana State...scored 17 points in 20 minutes against Kennesaw…

45 Andrew Chrabascz - F, Jr. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-7
Weight:               236
Year:     Junior
Hometown:       Portsmouth, R.I.
High School:       Cushing Academy
Position:              F


*Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.

Quick Hits:
•Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 2.
•Selected to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.
•Named the top Rhode Island high school player by ESPN in 2013.
•Scored 2,268 points during his prep career at Portsmouth High School and Cushing Academy.
•Named first team All-NEPSAC as a senior.
•Led Portsmouth to the Division II state championship in 2010.
•Helped Cushing Academy to the New England Class AA Championship in 2013.

2014-15 Highlights:
Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 2...played in 30 games, including 29 as a starter...starter in 25 consecutive games, before suffering a hand injury against Villanova...finished third on the team in scoring...had 13 points in Butler’s opener against Maine...matched his career-high for steals with three aga…

51 Nate Fowler - C, Fr. - BUTLER Bulldogs

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Height:                 6-10
Weight:               240
Year:     Freshman
Hometown:       Cincinnati, Ohio
High School:       Moeller
Position:              C


Prior to Butler:  Averaged 12.4 points and 10 rebounds as a junior at Moeller High School in Cincinnati...shot 66 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line...widely-regarded as the top center prospect in Ohio heading into his senior season...honorable mention all-state and a Cincinnati Equirer All-Area selection as a junior...helped Moeller to the Ohio Division I regional finals as a junior...missed his senior season at Moeller due to a foot injury...returned to participate in summer workouts at Butler prior to his freshman season...finished ninth in his class academically at Moeller High School...coached at Moeller by Carl Kremer... Moeller also produced former Butler standouts Alex Barlow and Mike Monserez.

Personal:  Engineering major...born January 1, 1997...son of Cris and Laura Fowler...has a brother, Jon, …

Chris Holtmann - Head Coach BUTLER Bulldogs

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Second Season as Butler Head Coach (23-11 Record)Fifth Season as a Head Coach2014-15 Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist2014-15 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year FinalistHead Coach, Gardner-Webb (Three Seasons)2013 Big South Conference Coach of the Year2014-present – Butler University, Head Coach
2013-14 – Butler University, Assistant Coach
2010-13 – Gardner-Webb, Head Coach
2008-10 – Ohio University, Assistant Coach
2003-08 – Gardner-Webb, Assistant Coach/Associate Head Coach
1999-2003 – Taylor University, Assistant Coach
1998-99 – Geneva College, Assistant Coach
1997-98 – Taylor University, Graduate Assistant

To say that Chris Holtmann’s initial season at the helm of the Butler program was a success would be an understatement. He guided a Butler team that was picked to tie for seventh in the BIG EAST to a 23-11 campaign, a tie for second place in the BIG EAST regular season race and a berth in the 2015 Tournament. Along the way, the Bulldogs knocked off five teams ranked in th…