Butler To Have Press Conference

Jackie Butler, a 6-10 native of Mississippi and 5th year prep school student at Coastal Christian, has a press conference scheduled for Thursday to discuss his basketball future.

According to Coastal Christian head coach Walter Webb, a press conference concerning the future of 6-10, near 250 pound center Jackie Butler, will take place Thursday at 12:30 in the gym on the campus of Coastal Christian.

Multiple sources close to the situation have indicated that Butler intends to announce that he's going to enter his name into the NBA Draft. Technically, a player cannot do that until 45 days prior to the draft. Regardless, sources told TheInsidersHoops.com that Butler intends to "test the waters."

"There's going to be a press conference," Webb said. "He's going to talk to me at 2 o'clock [Wednesday] about what he's going to say at the press conference.

"He's weighing Tennessee or the NBA. Obviously, he's already got a commitment to Tennessee. If anything is said he'll either not go to the NBA at all or focus on Tennessee. He can also wait and see what scouts and GMs are saying about him."

Butler has yet to qualify to play at Tennessee and his eligibility remains in question should he opt to attend college.

Right now, sources informed TheInsidersHoops.com that he is not on the NBA radar as a first round selection.

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