Butler 2013 Yearbook: Erik Fromm

InsideTheDawgPound breaks down Erik Fromm'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 forward Erik Fromm.


 

Erik Fromm

#4 - Senior - 6-foot 8, 223 pounds

Bloomington, IN

2012-13 Final Stats

PPG – 3.4

Total Points – 120

RPG – 2.5

Total Rebounds – 89

Offensive Rebounds – 36

Defensive Rebounds – 53

APG – 0.1

Total Assists – 4

BPG – 0.1

Total Blocks – 5

SPG – 0.3

Total Steals – 10

Shooting Stats

FGA – 105

FGM - 46

FG% - 43.8

3PA – 55

3PM – 17

3PT% - 30.9

FTA – 22

FTM – 11

FT% - 50.0

Total Fouls – 63

Average Minutes – 11.3 per game

Games Played – 35

Games Started – 1

2012-13 Season in Review: Erik Fromm was used mainly as a change of pace forward off the bench last season. As a junior he averaged 11.3 minutes per game averaging 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Fromm made 55 of his 105 field goal attempts from beyond the arc. Fromm's standout game for 2012-13 was against Charlotte where he logged a season-high 24 minutes and 16 points on 5/8 shooting (3/6 3PT).

With senior Andrew Smith solidified at center and junior Khyle Marshall at the other post position, Fromm saw limited time on the floor, but played in 35 of 36 games. With Marshall making a living off the rebounds and working the paint, Fromm was a nice change of pace when he got on the floor. He stretched the floor with his ability to shoot the three, where he converted on 17/55 (30.9%) 3-pointers last season.

2013-14 Season Preview: As one of the only seniors on the roster, Fromm needed to step up during the off-season. While in Australia on the team trip, Fromm established himself as a leader on the team, not only because he is one of the oldest players on the roster, but also with his play on the court.

Butler needs Fromm to step up and play like he did in Australia throughout the season. With the loss of Andrew Smith, Butler's second leading scorer and leading rebounder, Butler will need a presence from the front court. While Fromm excels stretching the floor and shooting from distance, he needs to develop a post game and improve his rebounding range.

If Butler looks to use Fromm as a power forward, Fromm would be an excellent compliment to freshman Nolan Berry, who is more of a true post than Fromm. However, asking a freshman to start out of the blocks is a lot and Fromm will most likely start out at center alongside Khyle Marshall. While Marshall is extremely athletic and a great rebounder, he doesn't thrive with his back to the basket and that is where Fromm would need to step up.

Fromm will increase his scoring just based on getting more minutes on the floor, but it also looks like he has improved his overall game as well. While he only started one game last year, Fromm will start as many games as possible this year and almost double his minutes.


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