Big Day for Butler in 2016

Butler picked up to two commitments in the Class of 2106 on Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Butler's Class of 2016 doubled in size on Thursday as the Bulldogs picked up two more 3-star commitments.

First it was Henry Baddley that joined the fray for the Bulldogs. The 3-star forward from Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent St. Mary received an offer from the Bulldogs on Wednesday and it took just a day to make a decision.

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"I chose them because they're a great school when it comes to academics and I've read about a lot of good basketball players coming out of there and further in their career,” Baddley told Evan Daniels.

Baddley, a 6-foot-6 small forward, is versatile enough to stretch the floor past the 3-point line, while being able to slash and finish at the rim. He averaged 5.7 points and shot 50% from 3-point range during the EYBL AAU season, while he averaged 18.1 points per game as a junior at St. Vincent St. Mary.

He chose the Bulldogs over offers from Toledo, Akron, Kent State, Buffalo, Duquense, Middle-Tennessee, and others.

The second commitment of the day came from Winder (GA) Apalachee High School combo guard Kamar Baldwin.

Baldwin recently made a trip to Butler and fell in love with the coaching staff, campus, and his future teammates.

"Just hanging out with the guys on the visit it felt like home," said Baldwin told Brian Snow. "Also I have a good relationship with the coaches and I liked the campus."

Baldwin picked the Bulldogs over offers from VCU, Clemson, Ole Miss, Richmond, and Providence.

The 6-foot-2 guard shoots the ball extremely well from 3-point range and uses his athleticism to score in bunches. As a junior he averaged 27.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists

Here is Scout's analysis: "A 6-2 combo guard, Baldwin is a quick southpaw who launches threes and also puts the ball on the floor to attack the basket. Though he definitely has a preference for his left hand, he does finish with his right fairly well and has improved driving in that direction as well. He needs to get stronger and to refine his point guard skills if he hopes to transition to that position in college."

Baddley and Baldwin join 4-star Joey Brunk and 3-star Howard Washington as members of the Class of 2016, which may turn out to be Butler's highest rated class in history.


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