'He's learning basketball at this level.' Butler's Aaron Thompson shows progress in Spain – Indianapolis Star


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The Bulldogs leave for Spain this week as they prepare for LaVall Jordan’s first season in charge.
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After losing three guards from the last college basketball season, the Butler backcourt was in question. Some answers have been forthcoming on a tour of Spain.

Guards Kamar Baldwin, Aaron Thompson and Paul Jorgensen helped the Bulldogs to an 81-68 victory over a team of professional players Tuesday at Valencia, Spain.

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The Bulldogs are 3-0 on the trip, averaging 83.3 points per game. They play the last of four games Thursday at Barcelona.

As for those guards:

>> Baldwin, a sophomore, had 15 points and five assists.

>> Thompson, a freshman, had 11 points and five assists.

>> Jorgensen, a transfer, scored 10 points after leading Butler with 20 Sunday.

“I thought Aaron Thompson did a really good job as he’s learning basketball at this level,” coach LaVall Jordan said. “Just coming in and managing the game. But then, when they pressed up and changed defenses, he was on the attack. So he played with much more poise.”

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