Keith Butler profile
11/5: North Carolina has decided to no longer recruit Keith Butler, reports IC's Zeke Martins, citing sources close to the program.
10/30: "It went all right," Butler said of his official visit to UNC last weekend. "The coaches were pretty cool and the staff was good." (Butler returns from UNC; decision approaches)
10/23: "I'm not going to make a decision before I visit all the schools," said Butler. "UNC will probably be right there (with the other schools) as soon as I go down for the visit. It's still right up there, but I need to see the school." (Keith Butler Interview)
10/21: Butler has scheduled his official visit to Chapel Hill, reports IC's Zeke Martins. He will arrive on campus this Thursday and his visit itinerary includes attending the Blue White game Thursday night at the Dean Dome.
10/16: Jason Fraser visited last weekend, Aliou Kane will make his official trip in two weeks -- and now the Carolina staff is working to set up the official visit with Butler. While a specific date hasn't been set yet, he is expected to travel to Chapel Hill in early November, reports IC's Zeke Martins.
10/14: Butler attended Cincinnati's midnight festivities last weekend as part of his official visit with the Bearcats. He's expected to use his other four official visits on Illinois, Miami, Temple and North Carolina.
10/1: "Keith Butler moves pretty well for a 7-footer," writes IC's Dan Baker. "But, it has been said that all-star games are not made for 7-footers. That is probably true for Butler ... With someone to light his fire, Butler could be a real good player in college, as he has the tools." (Gym Rats: Keith Butler)
9/4: "I have always liked North Carolina," Butler said. "They have always been pretty much my favorite team." (Inside Carolina interviews Keith Butler)
8/17: "What you'll get with him is a legit 7-footer who runs well, blocks shots and rebounds," IC 's Recruiting Analyst Clint Jackson said. "He's a pretty good scorer and has been known to hit some jump shots from 16 feet and in. Having seen nearly all of the true centers in the country this year, I find it hard not to consider Butler one of the best seven."
8/16: The only other college-bound true center remaining in the Top 50 is Keith Butler (No. 44) -- and the Tar Heels have begun to pick up the pace with the seven-footer. The Tar Heels have made recent contact with Butler, according to IC Recruiting Insider Zeke Martins. (Carolina Eying Two New Center Targets)
8/1: Butler averaged 6.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game playing alonside Torin Francis for BABC at the Peach Jam.
7/25: "If UNC or Duke called, I'd be very, very interested," Butler told SchoolSports.com.
7/12: "Butler is dominant on the glass and as a defender," wrote Prep Stars.com from the Nike Camp. "Funny thing is, he is pretty good on the offensive end as well, even though his scoring has never been his calling card. Keith has a very soft touch and with his size and physical skills, there are few players who have as much upside as the New England big man."