11 Jackson Aldridge
11 Jackson Aldridge
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Australia Institute of Sport
Position: G

Quick Hits:
•Played in 35 games in his initial season, including one as a starter.
•Point-guard for the Australian team at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.
•Selected as the outstanding point guard at the 16-team Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Manheim, Germany in 2010.

2011-12 Highlights:
Played 13 minutes in Butler’s opening exhibition game against Northern State...came off the bench with 10 points, four rebounds and six assists in 22 minutes in Butler’s exhibition win over Franklin...came off the bench with seven points and three assists against Evansville in his first collegiate game...sparked the Bulldogs with 10 points off the bench against Savannah State...had seven points and scored a key free throw late in the game against Gardner-Webb...scored five points and had career-highs of six rebounds and four assists against Oakland City...hit five of six free throw attempts in 15 minutes against #8 Xavier...came off the bench with eight points and a team/career-high four assists at Ball State...had four points and three assists in 24 minutes against Purdue...given first collegiate start at Gonzaga and finished with two points and three rebounds...came off the bench with a career-high 15 points, including 11 in the second half, at Stanford...came off the bench with five points, three rebounds and two assists to help lift the Bulldogs past Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...came off the bench with six points at Wright State...came off the bench with 10 points and two steals in Butler’s home victory over Youngstown State...hit four clutch free throws in the second half at UIC...had five points in 10 minutes at Green Bay, despite breaking half of his front tooth in a collision with Phoenix guard Keifer Sykes...had four points in 16 minutes against Wright State...sparked the Bulldogs with a career-high 15 points, including a career-best three three-point field goals, at Youngstown State...had two points, two rebounds and an assist in 13 minutes against Valparaiso in the Horizon League Tournament Semifinals.

Background:  Boasts an extensive background in national and international competitions...awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2010...member of the Australian team at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship (which included the USA and Khyle Marshall) in Latvia...scored 21 points and helped Australia to a 72-52 victory over Poland at the World Championship...had 11 points in a one-point loss to the USA in the fifth place game at the tournament in Latvia...averaged 8.7 points, shot .417 (10-24) from beyond the three-point arc and hit .818 (18-22) from three free throw line in nine games at the 2011 World Championship...named All-Tournament and chosen the outstanding point-guard at the 16-team Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Manheim, Germany, in 2010, while helping Australia to the gold medal...averaged 12.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in seven games at the Schweitzer Tournament...scored 20 points to help Australia past Israel in the Schweitzer Tournament...had 18 points and seven rebounds against Spain in Germany...represented New South Wales at the 2010 and 2011 Australian U20 Championships...averaged 15.0 points and 4.3 rebounds at the 2010 U20 Championships...competed in the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Games...represented NSW Metro at the 2008 and 2009 Australian U18 Championships and the 2007 U16 Championships...attended high school at St. Ignatius’ College in Adelaide, South Australia...broke the St. Ignatius’ College school record with a career-high 55 points in a game against St. Joseph’s College...tallied 42 points in a game against Sydney Grammar School.