Rising Guard Patterson Gets Offer from Butler
Butler struggled at times last season finding a ball handler capable of dealing with pressure defense. They found one in the Class of 2013 in Rene Castro, but now the staff is on a mission to find another in the Class of 2014.
The Bulldogs offered Avery Patterson, Wheeler (GA) High School, after watching him at Peach State last weekend while playing with the Game Elite.
The 3-star point guard sets himself apart from the rest with his smooth jump shot, distribution, defensive prowess and overall effort on both ends of the court.
Butler Offers Kelan Martin After Adidas
Indiana Elite foward Kelan Martin recently took part in the Adidas Invitational where he showed a varied offensive arsenal that impressed a number of coaches in attendance.
The 3-star forward saw his play pay off by picking up offers from Xavier, Texas Tech, and St. Louis on Sunday and finally an offer from Butler on Tuesday.
Martin consistently says that Butler is recruiting him the hardest and the Bulldogs seem to have made quite the impression on the Kentucky forward.
It looks like Butler is in the driver's seat at the moment and will look to close the deal for Martin.
Miller Checks in with Tejada
Speaking of point guard targets in the Class of 2014, Butler recently checked-in with Pompano Beach, FL guard Lance Tejada.
After the coaching change at Butler, Tejada took a wait-and-see approach to where Butler stands in his recruitment. Spending much of his time talking with Brad Stevens, the 2014 point guard hadn't had a chance to talk with Coach Miller, until recently.
"Coach Miler has contacted me and watched me play," Tejada said. "He said he liked what he saw."
He has currently planned visits to Murray State and Alabama, but said he also plans to visit Butler sometime in the future as well.