Archive - 2012
The Butler Bulldogs will be leaving the Horizon League after this season to join the Atlantic-10 conference. Coach Brad Stevens and the Bulldogs gained significant national fame for their success as a Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament. Butler made two consecutive NCAA Finals in 2010 and 2011, losing to Duke and Connecticut respectively. 2011-12 was a down year for Butler, finishing 22-15 and losing in the semi-finals of the CBI to Pittsburgh.
The official list of early entry candidates for this upcoming NBA Draft has been released by the league as of May 3, 2012. The list includes 49 college players and 17 international players, bringing the grand total to 66 early entrants. The deadline for early entry declaration was April 29, while the deadling for withdrawal from the draft is 5 pm on June 18.
Andrew Wiggins is a 6'7 sophomore small forward who is making a case as the top player on the high school level regardless of class. We caught up with Wiggins earlier this month after a Hoop Summit practice. Wiggins went on to lead the World Select team to an upset victory over Team USA. He matched up with Shabazz Muhammad and held his own scoring 20 points and 7 boards despite being the youngest player in the game.