Signing Day: Butler Signs Two

Butler received two NLIs on Wednesday morning from Sean McDermott and Nate Fowler

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - The Butler basketball program signed two prospects on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.

Sean McDermott and Nate Fowler each sent their National Letter of Intent in to the Indianapolis office this morning.

“We couldn’t be happier about the additions of Nate Fowler and Sean McDermott to our program,” said Holtmann of his two new players in a statement released by the school. “We feel we are adding two players with great positional size and length and a terrific skill set. Nate and Sean both have been extremely well-coached in high school by Carl Kremer at Moeller High School and Brian Hahn at Pendleton Heights and we put great value in that when recruiting them. They represent what we look for in Butler students and players. We know how excited they are to officially join the Butler University family and our basketball team, and our coaching staff is extremely excited about the potential both bring to our program.

McDermott, a 6-foot-5 170 pound shooting guard from Pendleton Heights (IN) High School, is rated as a 3-star prospect on Scout.

"I just signed the NLI this morning in the counselors office," McDermott told InsideTheDawgPound. "I'm really excited to get the opportunity to play with the guys on the team and under these coaches. It's an honor to get the opportunity to be a part of something like Butler."

McDermott averaged 14.6 points per game as a junior, despite missing much of the season with an illness.

Nate Fowler, a 6-foot-10 250 pound center from Cincinnati (OH) Moeller High School, is rated as the 34th best center and a 3-star prospect in the class of 2015.

“Nate has tremendous size at all of 6’10 and 250 pounds, a terrific skill level, and he is a very cerebral player. He will have an impact for us from Day One,” noted Holtmann.

Fowler averaged 12.4 points and about 10 rebounds per game as a junior.

With multiple transfers during the off-season, as well as head coach Brandon Miller heading out on medical leave, interim coach Chris Holtmann and the staff did an excellent job retaining both McDermott and Fowler as a great foundation in the class of 2015.

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