BEN SIECK | Sports Editor
The Butler men’s basketball team is adding a transferring student-athlete for a change.
Former North Carolina State point guard Tyler Lewis made the decision to transfer to Butler last Friday.
Lewis is a sophomore who will be forced to sit out for one year based on the NCAA transfer rules. Following that year, Lewis will still have two years of eligibility remaining.
Lewis averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 assists per game for the Wolfpack last season. He started in 18 games.
Lewis is a former McDonald’s All-American. He will be the first to ever play for the Bulldogs.
Lewis comes in while another player is leaving.
Freshman guard Michael Volovic announced his decision to leave the program last week. Volovic was a walk-on who saw limited action in four games this season.
Volovic is the fifth player to leave Butler’s program since November.
The women’s basketball team is dealing with a transfer of its own—redshirt sophomore forward Haley Howard.
Howard played in 30 games, starting 26, for the Bulldogs last season. Howard averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Coach Beth Couture commented on the transfer in an official statement.
“I hope the best for Haley as she continues her academic and athletic careers,” Couture said.