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Butler Bulldogs: Player Preview- Andrew Chrabascz

Welcome to the 2013-2014 player preview series. Each preview will be broken down into three sections: Player Comparison, Player Breakdown, and This Season’s Outlook. In the Player Comparison section, I’ll be comparing each current Bulldog player to a past or present NBA or college player. More than anything, I will be comparing styles of play. In the Player Breakdown section, I’ll be breaking down the Bulldog player’s game focusing on strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, in the This Season Outlook section, I will go through what to expect this coming season from the player including predictions for roles and statistics.

 

ANDREW CHRABASCZ
F/6’7/245
Freshman

 

PLAYER COMPARISON- Glen Davis (Louisiana State University/Orlando Magic)

The main reason for this comparison: both of these guys are undersized in height, but they make up for it with strength. They also both have a good touch on their shots, with Chrabascz’s range extending out 15+ feet. With their size comes strength, and they are not afraid to use it. But there is one glaring difference between Chrabascz and Davis: consistent effort. Davis is occasionally criticized for his lack of hard work while Chrabascz is known for giving all he’s got. He reminds me a bit of one of the Bulldog greats, Matt Howard: gritty, “in the trenches” type players, who aren’t afraid to get physical in the post.

 

PLAYER BREAKDOWN

Strengths:

  • Motor
  • Mid range jumpshot
  • Fundamentals
  • College-ready body
  • Smart player

Weaknesses:

  • Height
  • College Experience
  • Lots of front-court competition

 

THIS SEASON’S OUTLOOK

Stats Prediction:

5 mpg, 1.5 ppg, 1 rpg

Unfortunately for Chrabascz, Butler has many talented big-men this year, therefore resulting in a small amount of playing time for the Rhode Island native. Any playing time will be have to be earned, something I don’t doubt he can do. But, with Kameron Woods, Erik Fromm, Khyle Marshall, and Nolan Berry, it will be hard to get many significant minutes in his freshman campaign.

 

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