Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2011-2012 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Matt Roth.
Final stats (34 games): 4.3 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 53.7% FG, 100.0% FT in 11.8 minutes per game.
Matt Roth was recruited by the previous coaching staff to fill a role. The belief was that Roth, a sharpshooter from Washington, Illinois, could stretch defenses with his ability to knock down perimeter shots.
That plan, however, didn’t come to fruition until Roth’s final season in Bloomington.
As a freshman, Roth, like his classmates, was thrust into major minutes from day one. He was effective at times — a 9-of-11 performance from behind the arc against Ohio State being a prime example — but only connected on 37.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. His sophomore season was cut short after he broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a practice in Puerto Rico. And he never really got into the rotation as a junior after missing the first four games with a knee injury.