21 – Roosevelt Jones

21 – Roosevelt Jones

21 – Roosevelt Jones


Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Year: RS Senior

Hometown: O’Fallon, Ill.

High School: O’Fallon

Position: G/F

*Named Second Team All-BIG EAST in 2014-15.

Quick Hits:
•Named one of 15 finalists for the Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s best small forward.
•Honorable mention preseason All-BIG EAST.
•Named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 8, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.
•Sat out the 2013-14 season as a medical red-shirt (wrist injury suffered during team’s summer trip to Australia).
•Lone Butler player to start all 36 games in 2012-13.
•Named to the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Conference All-Defensive Team.
•Picked to the 2012-13 All-Glue Team in Sports Illustrated.
•Chosen Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week, following Butler’s victory over top-ranked Indiana, and conference Co-Player of the Week, after the Bulldogs’ wins over Richmond and Gonzaga.
•Hit a 10-foot shot at the buzzer after coming up with a steal with four seconds remaining to lift Butler past #8 Gonzaga.
•Selected as the USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, following Butler’s win over Gonzaga.

2014-15 Highlights:
Second team All-BIG EAST…named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times…starter in all 34 games…led the team in assists and finished second in scoring and rebounding…ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in assists…scored 14 points and added a career-high nine assists against Maine in his regular season return to the Bulldogs…posted 10 points, six assists and four steals against Loyola, Maryland…had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists against #5 North Carolina…shared the team scoring lead with 14 points at Indiana State…had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots against Northwestern…led Butler with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against Kennesaw State…led all players with 20 points against Belmont…scored 14 points at St. John’s…had 13 points and eight rebounds against Providence…tallied 16 points and seven assists to help lead Butler past Xavier…scored 23 points at Seton Hall…posted a career-high 28 points at Georgetown…led Butler past Creighton with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots…had 12 points and seven rebounds against Seton Hall at home…tallied 20 points in Butler’s home win over DePaul…had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists and scored the game-winning shot with 0:01.5 left at Creighton…had 10 points and scored his 1,000th career point against Marquette at home…scored 16 points at DePaul…led the Bulldogs with 16 points, including a career-best eight of eight from the free throw line, at Providence…grabbed 10 rebounds against Xavier in the BIG EAST Tournament.

Sat out the 2013-14 season, after suffering a wrist injury during the team’s summer trip to Australia.

Starter in all 36 Butler games…ranked first on the team in assists, second in rebounds and third in points…led the Bulldogs with nine rebounds and six assists against Elon…had a team-high seven rebounds at Xavier…scored 12 points and added four assists against Marquette at the Maui Invitational…had 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds against Hanover…had four assists and a career-high five steals in 17 minutes against IUPUI…scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes at Northwestern…scored 16 points, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and had a game-high seven assists to help lead Butler past top-ranked Indiana…had 12 points against Evansville…sparked the Bulldogs with a career-high 24 points in 29 minutes against Penn…had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists against New Orleans…led the Bulldogs with six assists at Saint Joseph’s…scored a game-high 16 points and added seven rebounds and four assists in Butler’s win at Dayton…posted second double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against Richmond…led the Bulldogs with 20 points and hit the game-winner at the buzzer against #8 Gonzaga…had 16 points, four rebounds and five assists at La Salle…posted seven points, five rebounds and four assists at Saint Louis…scored 18 points and had team-highs of six rebounds and four assists against Rhode Island…played just 14 minutes against St. Bonaventure before leaving the game with a shoulder injury…had 12 points and seven rebounds at George Washington…scored 17 points and shared the team rebounding lead with nine against Charlotte…had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists at Fordham…posted 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and a career-high four blocked shots against Saint Louis at home…led the Bulldogs with 14 points at VCU…had six points, seven rebounds and a career-high eight assists at Massachusetts…shared Butler’s rebounding lead with five in a career-high 39 minutes against Xavier…had a game-high six assists against Dayton in the opening round of the A-10 Tournament…scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds against La Salle in the A-10 quarterfinals…had eight points and eight rebounds against Saint Louis in the A-10 semifinals…scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists against Bucknell in his first NCAA Tournament game.

Had six points and three rebounds in a reserve stint in Butler’s exhibition game against Northern State…came off the bench with seven points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in Butler’s exhibition victory over Franklin…sat out the game at Evansville with back problems…grabbed five rebounds and scored two points against Chattanooga in first collegiate game…came off the bench with three assists and three steals against Louisville…helped lift the Bulldogs with 10 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes against Savannah State…had three rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes against Gardner-Webb…came off the bench with five points and five rebounds at Indiana…had six points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in first collegiate start against Oakland City…scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds against Valparaiso…recorded first collegiate double-double with team-highs of 10 points and 11 rebounds against #8 Xavier…scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds at Ball State…had eight points, five rebounds and a team-high four assists in Butler’s victory over Purdue…posted seven points, seven rebounds and three assists at Gonzaga…grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and scored seven points at Stanford…led the Bulldogs with a career-high 12 rebounds against Green Bay at Hinkle Fieldhouse…matched his career-high with four assists and led the Bulldogs with five rebounds at Wright State…scored eight points and led the Bulldogs with five rebounds at Detroit…hit a career-high seven free throws and scored nine points at home against Cleveland State…had six points and six rebounds at home against Youngstown State…led the Bulldogs with 16 points at UIC…had a team-leading 16 points, including 14 in the first half, and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds at Green Bay…led the Bulldogs with 11 rebounds against Wright State at Hinkle Fieldhouse…recorded second career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Detroit at Hinkle Fieldhouse…scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Youngstown State…led the Bulldogs with a career-high 17 points at Cleveland State…matched his career-high with three steals against Loyola at home…recorded his third career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Indiana State…posted second straight double-double with team-highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds against UIC…had seven points, five rebounds and matched his career-high with two blocked shots at Valparaiso…scored 11 points and had a career-high five assists against Wright State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament…matched his career-high and shared the team scoring lead with 17 points against Milwaukee in the league tournament…scored 12 points at Penn in the quarterfinals of the CBI…had six rebounds and three assists against Pittsburgh in the semifinals of the CBI.

High School:  Three-year starter at O’Fallon High School…team captain…finished his career in second place on O’Fallon’s all-time rebounding list (918) and third on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,483)…shot 60.8% from the field for his career…O’Fallon’s all-time leader in steals (240)…holds school’s single season record for steals (113 in 2009-10)…led the Southwestern Conference in rebounding (10.4) and steals (2.9), and ranked second in the league in scoring (17.2) and assists (4.5) as a senior…finalist for the McDonald’s All-America Team as a senior…selected first team 3A/4A All-State in 2009-10…earned second team All-State honors in 2010-11…two-time Belleville News-Democrat Class 3A/4A Player of the Year…named Most Valuable Player of the Southwestern Conference for two consecutive years (2010 & 2011)…two-time first team All-Metro East selection…two-time first team All-Southwestern Conference…helped lead O’Fallon to a school-record 30-4 campaign and a fourth place finish in the Illinois State Tournament as a junior…led O’Fallon to a  20-7 record and a conference championship in 2010-11…posted 17.2 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per outing in 2010-11…averaged 19.3 points and 12.1 rebounds as a junior…had a high game of 31 points against both Centralia and Belleville East as a junior…grabbed 21 rebounds in a game against Simeon as a junior…High School Coach:  Rick Gibson.