Butler went with a small lineup on Saturday in the team's 106-66 win over St. Joseph's (Ind.).
Kelan Martin earned the start after junior forward Andrew Chrabascz had suffered a concussion on Wednesday in practice.
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The 6-foot-7 Chrabascz, who was seen on the bench on Saturday night, averaged 11.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season.
Butler begins regular season play on Saturday against The Citadel.