Recruiting is a vital part of building a strong program. Which prospects are currently on Butler Basketball’s radar from the 2021 class?
Last Updated: May 5th, 2020.
Butler basketball has been one of the top programs in the Midwest for the past several seasons. Even though the Dawgs have suffered through several coaching changes, they have been successful due to staying committed to their culture and consistently developing underrated talents. Current head coach LaVall Jordan, though, has secured several big-time recruiting wins since taking over the top job and he is increasing the talent level heading to Hinkle Fieldhouse.
This was evident as Coach Jordan secured arguably the program’s top-rated group in history with a five-man 2020 recruiting class. This group will arrive on campus as freshmen after the Dawgs put together one of their best-ever regular-season performances in 2019-20. There is plenty of buzz regarding these newcomers and it feels as though the program is trending in the right direction under this leadership.
In order to remain successful in the college basketball landscape, though, coaching staffs need to always exhibit forethought on the recruiting trail. That has become increasingly important following the 2019-20 season amidst the concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. With the AAU summer circuits potentially being canceled, coaches that put their work in early for the 2021 class as it pertains to scouting and building relationships will have an edge over the rest.
Butler appears to be among those that already have a strong gameplan for its 2021 class. Coach Jordan got off to a quick start with a pair of in-state commits from the class and also appears to have a few top priorities for the coming months. The Dawgs seem to be in very good shape compared to some others in the nation.
This Class of 2021 Big Board will be formatted with breakdowns on Butler’s commits, top priorities, expected longshots, and other targets worth taking note of. The piece will be updated as news is reported in the future.