Recruiting Buzz: More July Updates

The crucial July evaluation period has wound down and we have a couple more updates from players Butler has targeted early this spring.

Boudreaux Continues Impressive Spring

Evan Boudreaux has seen his stock rise throughout the spring and that continues into the summer. The word has gotten out about the rugged forward from Lake Forest (IL) High School, which has led to six offers.

"I don't know if there's a clear favorite," Boudreaux said. "A lot of schools have been tracking me really hard this past month."

St. Louis, Iowa, Northwestern, Iowa State, Boston College, and DePaul have offered while Butler, Michigan, Michigan State, Creighton, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Tennessee, and Stanford are also showing interest.

Butler and coach Michael Lewis continue to check in with the 6-foot 7 forward.

"I talked to coach Lewis last week," Boudreaux said. "I want to say the day or two before this tournament (AAU Super Showcase in Orlando) started and I saw him at at least one of my games for sure."

While Boudreaux is a hot commodity on the AAU circuit his stock will only continue to rise as the year goes on and the calendar turns over to 2014. Butler will certainly continue to track the Illinois native, but what they do in the class of 2014 might go a long way to where they extend those next 2015 offers.

Mitchell Sets Up Official

While Suwanee (GA) Collins Hill guard Devin Mitchell has over 30 scholarship offers and is getting new interest from the likes of North Carolina, he is working to narrow his list in just under 2 weeks.

Mitchell will debut his top 10 in early August, but there is one school that is almost certain to make the list. Tennessee has setup an official visit for the weekend of October 19th. The Volunteer football team will be playing South Carolina that weekend in Knoxville.

Butler will continue to go after Mitchell hard, but it will be tough for the Bulldogs to compete with a football weekend in the SEC. If Mitchell is looking for a basketball-centric school, the Bulldogs will certainly be in the running with Mitchell's main contact at Butler, Brandon Miller, now the head coach.

Butler Tracks Point Guards in Vegas

Multiple Wisconsin guard were being tracked by Butler in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs' coaching staff stopped in to see Lamonte Bearden, Riley LaChance, and Brady Ellingson.


 

While Butler offered LaChance, Ellingson was arguably more impressive according to a few people that watched the duo at the Fab48. The Sussex (WI) Hamilton guard hasn't seen his recruitment get into full gear yet, but that is sure to change with his performance in Las Vegas.

The 6-foot 4 Ellingson earned Player of the Year in the Greater Metro Conference after averaging 22.7 points per game. Ellingson can score from deep as well as off the dribble. He currently has offers form Drake, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Oakland, Wright State and others.

Butler has also been recruiting Bearden, who mainly had contact with Miller before he took over as head coach. Bearden is a slashing guard that distributes well. He isn't as impressive of a shooter as Ellingson or LaChance, but runs a team well. The Germantown (WI) High guard has offers from Oregon State, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Green Bay, and a few others.

LaChance was offered last week and an offer to Ellingson seems redundant. Bearden offers a change of pace to LaChance, but still would be in line after LaChance makes his intentions known.


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