September 13, 2012 in Division I
The Butler basketball program dismissed junior guard Chrishawn Hopkins from the team this week. David Woods of the Indianapolis Star looked at players on the roster who could figure into the rotation with Hopkins gone, including incoming freshman Chris Harrison-Docks of Okemos:
Chris Harrison-Docks, freshman: He is an unlikely choice, but Stevens has shown he will employ the best players, irrespective of experience. Harrison-Docks was a scoring point guard in high school (23 ppg), and a spot is available for someone to seize.
Harrison-Docks will have plenty of competition for minutes — Woods notes that senior Chase Stigall, sophomore Jackson Aldridge and freshman Kellen Dunham will also be among the players vying for a rotation spot. Harrison-Docks was a highly entertaining high school player to watch with his quickness and shooting ability, but he also took good care of the ball. Playing smart and playing tough defense are what Butler has been known for since becoming a national power, so whoever makes it into the rotation will undoubtedly have to bring some combination of those two things to the table.