5 - Ben Slaton
Ben Slaton
Birth Date: 06/27/1986
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbus, Ind.
High School: Columbus East
Position: G
2007-08: Played in both of Butler's preseason exhibition games. Scored one point against Marian...Hit a pair of free throws in Butler's victory over Indiana State...Came off the bench and nailed a three-point field goal in the Bulldogs' victory over Cleveland State in the Horizon League championship game. 2006-07: Played in 12 games in 2005-06...recorded an assist and a rebound in three minutes at Cleveland State...had an assist and a steal in four minutes against Youngstown State...hit two of two free throw attempts against South Dakota State...came off the bench with two points and a rebound in three minutes against Ball State...scored one point in the final minute of Butler's league-opening victory over Cleveland State...had two points in four minutes of action in the Butler season-opener...one of nine men's basketball players named a 2006 Josten's Scholar Student-Athlete (3.25 grade point average or higher). 2005-06: Earned a roster spot with the Bulldogs as a walk-on...played in eight games in first season at Butler...came off the bench with four points, a rebound and a steal in five minutes at South Dakota State...hit three of three shots and scored a career-high seven points in five minutes of reserve action against Elon...saw first collegiate action in Butler's victory over Lehigh at the BCA Invitational. High School: Two-year All-Area player at Columbus East High School ...named All-Area Player of the Year as a senior ...two-year all-conference performer ...selected preseason All-State by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in 2004-05 ...honorable mention preseason All-State pick by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in 2003-04 ...two-time high school team captain ...ranks fourth on high school's all-time scoring list with 1,051 career points ...second all-time at Columbus East in three-point field goals ...shot better than 90% from the free throw line over his final two high school seasons ...shot 41% from the three-point arc ...averaged 19.0 points and 3.0 assists as a senior ...posted a high game of 28 points in his final high school season ...averaged 18.7 points with a high game of 28 points as a junior ...chipped in with 11.1 points per game as a sophomore ...Academic All-State player ...National Honor Society student ...ranked third in his high school graduating class ...earned four varsity basketball letters ...High School Coach: Steve Brunes. TMTM