Austin Butler Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

Holy Cross Athletics   12-11-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman guard Austin Butler has been named the Patriot League The Rock Rookie of the Week, for competition from Dec. 4-10. Butler helped lead the Crusader men’s basketball team to a 1-1 record in a pair of games last week.

After not seeing any action in Wednesday’s 64-50 loss at Massachusetts, Butler came off the bench to lead Holy Cross to a 62-58 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday. He totaled a team-high 16 points, two assists and two steals against the Wildcats, while hitting five of eight field goal attempts, four of seven shots from three-point range and two of three free throws.

On the season, Butler is now averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, while making 36.4 percent of his three-point attempts.

Holy Cross (3-6 overall) returns to action next Tuesday, Dec. 19, when it plays host to Iona at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets to see the Crusaders in action are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.




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