April 22, 2010

Seniors To Be Featured On Final Butler Basketball Radio Show

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler seniors Willie Veasley, Avery Jukes and Nick Rodgers will be the special guests of head coach Brad Stevens on the final 2009-10 edition of the Butler Basketball Radio Show tonight (Thursday, April 22).  The show will be broadcast live on WXNT Fox Newstalk 1430 AM from Brothers Restaurant in Broad Ripple, starting at 6 p.m.

Veasley, Jukes and Rodgers recently wrapped up their collegiate careers by helping lead Butler to a school-record 33-5 season and a trip to the NCAA Division I national championship game.  The Bulldogs became the first team in school and Horizon League history to reach the NCAA Final Four.

Veasley and Rodgers both played four seasons at Butler, and the two helped the Bulldogs to a school-record 118 wins over that period.  Jukes, a transfer from Alabama, played three seasons and helped the Bulldogs to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

Stevens, the three Butler seniors and Joe Gentry, the “Voice of Butler Basketball,” will discuss the most successful season in Butler basketball history.  The Bulldogs won Horizon League regular season and tournament championships, and compiled a school-record 25-game winning streak, the longest in the nation in 2009-10.  Butler was ranked in the “Top 25” for 19 consecutive weeks, finishing with a school-record No. 2 ranking in the final ESPN/USA Today national poll.