Recruiting Buzz: August Updates

Butler has returned from Australia and now must begin preparation for the season, but also begin to position themselves for visits and the early signing period in November.

Butler Looks Into Bolden

Searching for more prospects in the class of 2014, Butler has been recruiting small forward/power forward Jonah Bolden, who had a breakout session at the AdidasNations tournament last month.

Bolden, a native of Australia, will be moving to the United States and attending Henderson (NV) Findley Prep this season. He will then attend a college in the United States.

Bolden, who's stock continues to rise daily, has received interest from LSU, Michigan, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona, Louisville, Butler, Auburn, Boise State, and a few others.

Butler assistant coach Michael Lewis has been heading up the recruitment of the 6-foot 8, 190 pound Bolden.

Bolden's father, Bruce, played for Boise State in the mid 80s and also attended high school at Flint (MI) Northwestern. He later moved to Australia where he played in the NBL's West Sydney Razorbacks.

Butler has one player from Austrlia, Jackson Aldridge on the roster, which could be a benefit if the Bulldogs can get Bolden on campus.

Jordan Enjoys Trip to Madison

Our Wisconsin site, BadgerNation and publisher Ben Worgull caught up with 2015 shooting guard Aaron Jordan after his visit to Madison this past weekend to watch a Wisconsin practice.


2015 SG Aaron Jordan
 

Jordan, Plainfield (IL) East, was making his second trip to Wisconsin after he attended the Badgers camp this spring and received an offer from head coach Bo Ryan.

Jordan told BadgerNation, ""It was a great visit; I had a lot of fun. I got to bring the whole family to see the Kohl Center and got to see the campus. Like I said it was a lot of fun."

The 6-foot 4 guard has made two trips to Butler as well this spring and summer.

Jordan currently holds offers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Butler, Creighton, and a few others.

It was a star studded practice at the Kohl Center for Wisconsin. 5-star 2015 center Diamond Stone, 2014 5-star forward Kevon Looney, and 5-star 2015 guard Charles Matthews were also on hand.

Jordan will now look to take visits during the season in order to help narrow down his list.

LaChance, Macura Officially Visit Creighton

Creighton hosted two official visits this weekend from 2014 guards. 4-star shooting guard J.P. Macura (Lakeville (MN) North) and 3-star combo guard Riley LaChance (Brookfield (WI) Central) each took visits to Omaha.

Macura took his first official visit to Indianapolis in July and enjoyed the visit, but soon after Brad Stevens left to coach the Bost Celtics. Now the Bulldogs are playing catchup in his recruitment and he has picked up numerous offers since his trip, including hometown Minnesota. His next official visit is to Xavier in September.

LaChance recently named a top 8 that included Butler, Baylor, Creighton, Davidson, Gonzaga, Indiana, Vanderbilt, and Xavier. Gonzaga and Indiana have not offered yet, but he plans to visit Gonzaga later in the year. Butler will continue to fight for an official visit after making a late charge with their at the Fab 48 event in Las Vegas.

Butler still is looking for guards in the class of 2014 and still has a shot at LaChance and Macura. They have one commitment from forward/center Tyler Wideman (Saint John (IN) Lake Central).


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