INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - As the spring progressed, senior-to-be Sean McDermott started to garner more interest from schools around the country.
The 6-foot 6 guard was unsure of when he would make his final decision and could see his recruitment heading into late summer or the beginning of his high school season.
Then he received an offer from Butler on May 17th and everything changed.
Just 17 days after picking up the offer from the Bulldogs, McDermott decided to end his recruitment and commit to Butler.
Attributes - 6'6" 170 lbs
Ranking - Not Ranked, No Position Ranking
On the Court Impact - The comparisons to Butler shooting guard Kellen Dunham will continue for the rest of McDermott's career at Butler as the two are from the same high school, are similar in stature and play similarly as well.
The biggest strength for McDermott is his shooting. He can stretch the floor extremely well and has range well beyond the three point line. He has an extremely quick release and, with his size, is able to get his shot off over almost any defender on the perimeter. He looks fluid when he attacks the basket and can finish with both hands, but hasn't shown an ability to finish above the rim. He also can pull up from mid-range, a lost art in basketball, and knock down a jump shot.
McDermott has a lot of potential to grow as a scorer. His shooting ability opens the door for him to following the footsteps of Butler's great shooters like Pete Campbell, Bruce Horan, or Dunham. While it isn't know whether McDermott can step into the shoes of Dunham as Butler's premier scorer, one thing is for sure, he will give Butler some needed shooting ability from the perimeter as soon as he steps on the court.
Recruiting Impact - Butler needed to get off to a solid start in the class of 2015. The Bulldogs found themselves behind the proverbial "8 ball" this spring having not secured a commitment in the class of 2014. After the commitment from incoming freshman Kelan Martin, Butler and head coach Brandon Miller have started to get on a roll.
McDermott is the 2nd commitment in the class of 2015, following the commitment of center Nate Fowler, and is an important piece to Butler's future. He gives Butler a great shooter off the bench his freshman season and potentially a replacement for a player like Dunham going forward.
After adding two solid pieces in Fowler and McDermott, Butler can now look to add a couple more in the class of 2015. The Bulldog coaching staff can now be a little more aggressive and swing for the fences already having these two commitments.
Expert Analysis - Scout National Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow on the McDermott commitment.
"McDermott is an elite shooter, but this spring he has also shown the ability to score in the mid-range. Sean suffered from a severe sickness during the year, so he is just now getting back to 100%. He gives Butler a very good young wing who will stretch the floor and provide size and length."