Can a new-look Butler come together in time? – The Athletic | #schoolshooting

Aaron Thompson had big plans for the offseason. Or, well, he would have, anyway, had the offseason not started the way it had, as suddenly as it did, in the middle of what would become, you know, all this. In 2019-20, Thompson established himself as one of the best defenders in college basketball, a lockdown perimeter force capable of taking on any opponent’s best player. With that in his back pocket, this offseason, were it a normal offseason, Thompson would have turned to the process of refining the rest of his game, particularly on offense: getting up tons of shots, dialing in on his ballhandling, polishing any and all rough edges, preparing to take on his largest role for the Butler Bulldogs yet.He has been doing that, sort of, when he can. But it hasn’t been easy.

“The past week was better, because they opened up Hinkle Fieldhouse for a couple of the players that were in town, and I’ve got a couple of trainers in Indy that I work…

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