Mar 21, 2013; Lexington , KY, USA; Butler Bulldogs head coach Brad Stevens during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament against the Bucknell Bison at Rupp Arena. Butler defeated Bucknell 68-56. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Q & A: Incoming Butler freshman Michael Volovic

Incoming freshman Michael Volovic, a part of the 2013 freshmen class, took the time to talk to us here at Bark of Hinkle. Volovic is a 5-10 guard named to the Indiana All-Star team, and was a large part of Carmel’s back-to-back State Championships this past two seasons. What follows is a Q & A with the future-Bulldog and The Bark of Hinkle.

On his runs in high school to Indiana’s State Championship: “It’s every Indiana kid’s dream and for me to be able to do it twice, especially with all the big names in Indiana, it’s the best experience playing on the biggest stage.”

On what attracted him to Butler: “I attended Butler camps as a kid and was always a fan of the program. I really like that it is a small school and also close to home. What stood out most was the Gonzaga game and just listening to Coach Stevens talk in the locker room after.”

On his relationship with others in the 2013 class: “I’ve known Elijah [Brown] since fourth grade and the Carmel Pups program. I’ve been playing with Steven [Bennet] for years, but just recently got to know him better at Butler open gyms and at an All-Star event. I’ve Tweeted back and forth with the other ones, but don’t really know them too well.

On his summer plans: “Indiana All-Stars start June 8th, so I will be with them until the 16th at Marian University. Then summer school starts June 24th, and that’s also when my individual workouts with the other guards will start. Then, in August, I will be going to Australia with the team.”

On his game: “I would say I’m a hard-nosed point guard that really egets after it on the defensive end. I grew up a big fan of Allen Iverson, because he was always one of the smaller players, but never backed down from a challenge, and was always ready to hit a big shot.”

On how he can contribute to the Butler program: “I feel that I’m another ball handler and also bring a toughness, especially on the defensive end. I’m going to work my tail off to prove to everyone that I can play at that level, and that’s only going to make everyone else better.”


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