Junior to Watch: Brian Butch

The Tar Heel staff has taken note of a seven-footer in Wisconsin.

Brian Butch is a 7-0, 220-pound center at Appleton (WI) West.

"Standing 7 feet tall, Butch alters a lot of shots," Clint Jackson said. "He also sports a nice touch on his shot, and has range out to about 15-16 feet. He battles for rebounds and runs the floor very well and has solid hands. He'll need to continue to get stronger and learn to move a bit better without the ball. He challenges shots in the lane and can see the floor pretty well when the double team comes -- which will make for a lot of assists. Definitely a kid who could develop into a nice collegiate center with additional strength and maturation."

UNC has made the trip to watch Butch, and he is showing interest in the Tar Heels. While Marquette and Wisconsin are battling to keep him in-state, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Tennessee are also in the picture.

Butch averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds this year.

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