Discussion in 'Butler Recruiting' started by willisbrown, Apr 27, 2020.
Good to hear. If Howard can get a five star then maybe one day we will.
Does Indianapolis area produce any 5 stars? If yes then they will land one.
Trey Lyles may have been the last from Indy, but usually never a shortage of talent from the circle city.
I haven’t heard that he is on Butler’s radar, but a family move to Fort Wayne puts him closer to campus
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Fletcher Loyer would be a great get and with Sparty killing it on the recruiting trail, I don't think they will have room for Fletch. Hope the Bulldogs are on him!!!
Butler isn’t involved. Pretty sure he’s headed to West Lafayette.
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Don’t know where to put it but this rules
Leon Bond is one of the 2022 guys that Butler has been linked to that I really like. One of my favorites that I've seen so far this summer - has the potential to be a two-way monster, really high ceiling. These were his highlights from last weekend (per Evan Flood):
Kid is going to blow up. Hope we offer soon if we're going to.
He blew up a long time ago haha. I'd be surprised if Butler gets seriously involved.
185. Jayden Taylor - up 58 from last update. (I agree that he has 100% impressed me while going through his summer games over the past few weeks.)
212. DJ Hughes - up 8 from last update. (haven't dove into his film much yet)
213. Pierce Thomas - up 9 from last update. (feel like a lot of Indy Heat was undervalued a bit in this update, particularly Wesley)
Another note: Joplin (Texas) up to 59.
Damn that Joplin ranking, lol. Another example of LaVall and Co. finding a player early, maybe too early?
I really like Joplin, and have since his freshman year of high school. I do think that ranking might be slightly bolstered (but not by much) by being one of the few guys that have really shown out this summer. Not many opportunities for players to shine with limited, if any, events for some of them - Joplin took advantage of every weekend and played really well. Top 100 is where he belongs.
I posted an early look into Butler's offers to 2022 prospects earlier this week on Patreon ($). For those that don't have access and still want the overview, here's an overview:
- I don't think Butler is as far out of the running for Tae Davis as some might indicate (at least not yet), though I also don't think they are that close to the leaders - no inside info behind that. It's possible that he looks to forge his own path rather than join his brother at Louisville, in which case Butler becomes a bit more of a player in this recruitment. This staff did a great job recruiting the state for 2021, and Davis is currently the only in-state player with an offer from this class.
- Justin Taylor would be a home-run of a commitment. His rating might have dipped a bit recently for recruiting, but he would be a perfect fit for the future of the program. Big-time shot-maker with great size, excellent from deep, deadly from the high-post, and is an improving finisher. Can play multiple positions at 6-foot-7. Butler's future features a lot of strong pieces, in my opinion, but I'm not sold on anyone being a go-to scorer (there are a couple guys with potential for that though). I like Taylor as someone who can do that. This is going to be a very difficult recruiting battle to win, especially if Virginia offers. He lives only a few minutes from campus.
- Same goes for Javaughn Hannah. He's not as highly regarded but the guy can flat-out fill it up. He has excellent size for the backcourt at 6-foot-4 and is a lights-out scorer, particularly from beyond the arc. He's a better ball-handler than is given credit for, but does need to improve on his playmaking. Hannah is listed as a shooting guard basically everywhere, but he should have the ball in his hands more often than not. I'm not sure how big the need is for another ball-dominant guard with Tate/Harris/Jayden taking the reins for the future, but Hannah could be that electric scorer that might be missing in the current plans. Neither major Michigan school has extended an offer yet - he feels like the type of guy that somehow gets under-ranked throughout high school.
- I can't find any fault in targeting Will Shaver. Even though he's from the southeast and is generating a ton of interest there, he is the type of do-it-all forward that Butler needs. He's already 6-foot-10 and is reportedly still growing. Wouldn't be a shock if he ends up close to being a 7-footer and takes a massive jump in recruiting ranking over the next year. He can play the 4 or the 5, can stretch the floor a bit, protects the rim. He's definitely a want, and he's also not new to the recruiting board for 2022. Shaver already took a visit to campus last fall. Butler had success out-of-state in 2020 and Shaver would be awesome.
- Additionally, some of the other names that I am at least intrigued by include Leon Bond, CJ Gunn, Saxby Sunderland, Pete Suder.
For the full article, here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41572601
Not sure where to put this, but Corey Evans of Rivals got hired by the OKC Thunder as an amateur scout. Interesting. I like him, always thought his Butler coverage was pretty fair for a national guy.
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