Dec. 07, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Butler Bulldogs mascot Blue 2 stands on the court before the game against the Xavier Musketeers at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Butler Recruit Focus: Andrew Chrabascz


Profile:

Position:  Power Forward

Size:  6-foot-8 and 240 pounds

High School and Travel Team:  Cushing Academy and BABC

Recruit rankings:

ESPN 3-star recruit and 50th ranked PF

Rivals.com 3-star recruit

247Sports.com’s 257th ranked player and 22nd ranked Center

Scout.com’s 29th ranked PF

Strengths:

Chrabascz is your ideal basketball player who has a good understanding of the game and plays with passion.  He is a hard working four-man who is skilled in the low post and away from the basket.  He has solid footwork, can score in a variety of ways beneath the basket, is willing and able to put the ball on the deck and can knock down mid-range jumpers.  Chrabascz is also a high volume aggressive rebounder and a terrorizing defender.  He moves well for his size and prides himself on being the hardest working player on the floor.

Weaknesses:

He needs to get stronger and he needs to become a more consistent shooter.  It’s been noted many times on this blog that the strength of incoming freshman should not be too concerning.  Their first offseason in a collegiate weight training program can do wonders.  And given Chrasbascz’s charismatic attitude, this should not be a concern.

How he will fit in:

As noted yesterday in Nolan Berry’s profile, there is a lack of returning size on this year’s Butler squad, creating opportunities to be seized upon.  Chrasbascz’s talents and work ethic will likely make it very difficult for new Butler Coach Brandon Miller to neglect him.  He is the type of player that every coach wants on his team and should be rewarded with appropriate playing time as a freshman.

Recruiting video:

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