Butler's coach offers different take

While IC's Zeke Martins reported that UNC had backed off from recruiting Keith Butler, citing sources closed to the Tar Heel program, Butler's coach at Celestial Prep begs to differ.

The 7-footer, who had trimmed his finalists to Temple, Cincinnati, Illinois, Miami and North Carolina, is planning on making a decision later this week.

"He dropped Carolina," said Philadelphia Celestial coach Darryl Schoefield. "With the Sean May situation and the fact that they may get Fraser, he didn't feel like it was the best thing for him."

While it has been reported elsewhere that Miami has also been eliminated from consideration, Schoefield said that they remain in the mix.

Butler told IC last week that Temple holds a slight edge, primarily because it gives him the best chance to step right in and make an immediate contribution.

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