Bulldogs coach Brad Stevens believes he has the depth to replace Chrishawn Hopkins, who was kicked off the team earlier this month for breaking an unspecified rule. One of the reasons is Clarke, a former Arkansas guard who sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules. He connected on 42 percent of his 3-pointers in three seasons with the Razorbacks, and that could be a boon for Butler, which made fewer than 30 percent of its 3-point shots last season.
"Clearly Rotnei will play a lot,'' Stevens told ESPN.com’s Andy Katz. "He's a very, very, very good player and he's gotten better during his year sitting out. He's down six or seven pounds. He's worked extremely hard on his upper body. He took advantage of this year off as well as anybody I've seen.''
Lockett averaged 13 points and 5.8 rebounds as a junior last season at Arizona State, but opted to transfer closer to his Minnesota home after his mother was diagnosed with lymphoma.
He was granted a waiver to play immediately after graduating in three years and enrolling in a Marquette graduate program. He adds depth and experience to the Golden Eagles, who will be looking for additional scoring now that Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom are gone.