Butler 2013 Yearbook: Devontae Morgan

InsideTheDawgPound breaks down Devontae Morgan's 2012-13 season and looks forward to 2013-14.

In the Butler Yearbook feature, InsideTheDawgPound will take a look at each player on the roster heading into the new school year and season. We analyze last season's performance and where the player could be headed during the upcoming season.

Next up in the 2013 Yearbook is combo guard Devontae Morgan.


 

Devontae Morgan

#2 - Sophomore - 6-foot 3, 176 pounds

Tampa, FL

2012-13 Final Stats

PPG – 0.8

Total Points – 14

RPG – 0.4

Total Rebounds – 7

Offensive Rebounds – 3

Defensive Rebounds – 4

APG – 0.1

Total Assists – 1

BPG – 0.0

Total Blocks – 0

SPG – 0.1

Total Steals – 2

Shooting Stats

FGA – 11

FGM - 4

FG% - 36.4

3PA – 3

3PM – 1

3PT% - 33.3

FTA – 10

FTM – 5

FT% - 50.0

Total Fouls – 9

Average Minutes – 3.1

Games Played – 18

Games Started – 0

2012-13 Season in Review:Morgan saw meager minutes in his first season in Indianapolis. The athletic guard from Tampa (FL) saw minutes in 18 games as a freshman, including a season-high 10 at Saint Louis. Morgan only scored in 5 of the 18 games he saw action and averaged just 0.8 points and 0.4 rebounds per game.

Rotnei Clarke, Alex Barlow, and Kellen Dunham dominated the minute distribution in the backcourt for Butler in 2012-13. Morgan saw mostly mop-up minutes and didn't see significant playing time of any sort. He did show a lot of athleticism in spurts including an alley-oop against IUPUI that drew national recognition and became the most memorable play of his freshman season.

2013-14 Season Preview: The trip to Australia looked like a confidence booster for Morgan. He was aggressive on defense and began to show confidence in his shooting. After limited time during his first season and the trip Down Under, it looks like he will make his first true impact this season.

It's easy to draw expectations and comparisons from former Butler guard Shawn Vanzant, who was also from the Sunshine State. If Morgan can come off the bench, hit a few shots, disrupt defensively, and provide energy for the Bulldogs, he will be on his way to becoming the player Vanzant was, and it will be a successful step for the 6-foot 3 sophomore.

While Morgan has the potential to be an important piece for Butler, he must find his niche with the team this season or he may be battling freshman Elijah Brown and Rene Castro for playing time going forward.


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