On Thursday, two days after former Bulldog Andrew Smith died of cancer, the Butler basketball team announced it would honor the late player with a jersey patch.
The patch is above the Nike logo on the right side, and it reads "AS44." The team will wear it the rest of the season.
Smith was an Academic All-American and helped the team get to the NCAA championship game in both 2010 and 2011. He was playing professionally in Lithuania when he was first diagnosed with cancer in 2014.
Butler will debut the patches Saturday at home against St. John’s. A day later, the Bulldogs will attend Smith's funeral as a team:
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The patch that the Bulldogs will wear in honor of Andrew Smith for the remainder of the season... https://t.co/gqyDMbnHS42016-1-14 21:38:00