Caraher commits to Butler

Butler added their first pledge of the 2017 class. David Caraher, a native of North Carolina, pledged to Chris Holtmann and his staff.

New Butler coach Chris Holtmann has found success on the court this year and that's turning into success off of it.

Sophomore standout David Caraher committed to Holtmann and his staff Tuesday evening.

"I visited in December to see my man Tyler Lewis," said Caraher. "Me and Tyler have worked out together and when I was there I got to meet Coach Holtmann, Coach (Michael) Lewis, and the staff. Also I saw the campus, and I just felt it was a great place."

Caraher continued, "At the time Coach Holtmann was the interim head coach, but when he got the head coaching job he flew down with Coach Lewis to see me play, and I just knew it was the right place for me."

Caraher also considered early interest from Wake Forest, Virginia, Charlotte, Appalachain State and Houston-Baptist.

In choosing Butler over interest from those schools, Caraher feels he will help bring the Bulldogs to a high level on the court.

"I am transitioning from a combo forward role to being more of a wing," he explained. "I think I shoot and pass the ball well, and I hope to be able to come in for Kellen Dunham and replace what he does, and also I want to show my toughness on defense because I love to rebound and defend."

Caraher, who stars at Chapel Hill (N.C.) High, is Butlers first verbal commitment of the 2017 class.

Evan Daniels and Brian Snow contributed to this report


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