Rotnei Clarke

by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

Rotnei Clarke

Source: Butler University Athletics

June 17, 2013

School: Butler
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184 lbs
Class: Senior
Points Per Game: 16.9
Rebounds Per Game: 2.8
Assists Per Game: 2.7
Steals Per Game: 0.7
Blocks Per Game: 0.0
Turnovers Per Game: 2.8

Quick Hits: Starter in 124 collegiate games at Butler and Arkansas. Played in 33 games at Butler, all as a starter...Led the Bulldogs in scoring (16.9), three-point field goals (115), free throw shooting (.886) and minutes played (33.3)...Ranks third on Butler’s single season chart for three-point field goals with 115...Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship...Named first team Atlantic 10 Conference All-Conference...Chosen to the 10-Player USBWA All-District V Team...Named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week for the period, Nov. 19-25, (Maui Invitational)...Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the 2012 Maui Invitational (his first collegiate regular season tournament)...Named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club 2012-13 Naismith Early Season Watch List and the 2013 Bob Cousy Award watch list...Ranked fifth on the 2012-13 ESPN list of “Top 10 Three-Point Shooters”...Named second team Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference...First player to score 20 points in his Butler debut since 2000.

2012-13 Highlights: Starter in 32 Butler games (missed Butler’s games against Richmond, Gonzaga and La Salle with a severely sprained neck suffered in Butler’s victory at Dayton)...scored a game-high 21 points in 22 minutes as a starter in Butler’s season-opener against Elon...matched his career-high with five assists at Xavier...scored 20 points and nailed the game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer to lift Butler past Marquette in the first round of the Maui Invitational...shared the team scoring lead with 17 points in Butler’s victory over #9 North Carolina in the Maui Invitational semifinals...scored 27 points against Illinois in the championship game of the Maui Invitational...hit five of six three-point field goal attempts and shared the team scoring lead with 19 points against Hanover...led the Bulldogs with 15 points and a career-high five assists against Ball State...shared the team scoring lead with 17 points in 24 minutes against IUPUI...hit four three-point field goals and scored 13 points at Northwestern...led all scorers with 19 points in a career-high 45 minutes in Butler’s victory over top-ranked Indiana...led the Bulldogs with 20 points against Evansville...hit six of nine three-point field goal attempts and scored a game-high 22 points to lead Butler past Vanderbilt...had a Butler career-high 28 points, matched his career-high with six rebounds and added four assists to help lead Butler past Saint Joseph’s...suffered a neck injury 12 minutes into the first half at Dayton and was taken from the court on a stretcher. (Discharged from Miami Valley Hospital later that evening with no fracture.)...marked his return to action with a game-high 24 points, including a career-high 13 of 14 free throws, and a career-high nine assists against Temple...led the Bulldogs with 17 points at Saint Louis...scored a game-high 23 points against Rhode Island...had a team-high 17 points and five assists against St. Bonaventure...led the Bulldogs with 14 points, matched his rebounding career-high with six and added four assists and three steals at George Washington...scored 15 points in the final 3:21 and finished with a game-high 18 points against Charlotte...had a game-high 22 points and matched his career-high with six rebounds at Fordham...led the Bulldogs with 16 points against Duquesne...scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Saint Louis at home...shared the Butler scoring lead with 17 points at Massachusetts...led the Bulldogs with 21 points against Xavier...hit six three-point field goals and scored a game-high 21 points against Dayton in the A-10 Tournament...led the Bulldogs with 14 points against La Salle in the A-10 Tournament quarterfinals...topped the Bulldogs with 16 points in the A-10 Tournament semifinals against Saint Louis...led the Bulldogs with 17 points against Bucknell in his first NCAA Tournament game...had a team-high 24 points against Marquette in the season-finale.

2011-12 Highlights: Sat out one year after transferring to Butler.

2010-11 Highlights (Junior at Arkansas): Started every game for the Razorbacks...averaged 15.2 points per game...shot 44% on three-pointers and 86% from the FT line...named second team All-SEC

2009-10 Highlights (Sophomore at Arkansas): Named the No. 1 shooter in the preseason by Arkansas' school record for points in a game with 51 vs. Alcorn St.... named the country's best shooter by ESPN's Andy Katz...ranked 9th in the NCAA in three-point FGs per game (3.2) and three-point percentage (42.7%)...led his team in scoring nine times and scored in double digits 23 times.

2008-09 Highlights (Freshman at Arkansas): Ranked as the top freshman in the nation in three-point percentage (39.3%)...averaged 12.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists...shot 93.5% from the FT line...made 83 thee-pointers...recorded 22 double figure scoring games...scored 17 points in his college debute.

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