Brian Butch, a 7-0, 217 pound center/power forward from Appleton West H.S. in Appleton, WI, has cut his list of schools to five, according to those close to the player.
His top five schools are Arizona, Kansas, Marquette, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. He's had an official visit to Arizona and is scheduled to visit Chapel Hill next month.
Other schools that had been recruiting RivalsHoops.com's number 3 player include Iowa, Stanford and Tennessee.
This past season, Butch averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks per contest. Butch was the player of the year in the state of Wisconsin in 2001-2002.
His summer included competition with the Fox Valley Skillz Black at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas and USA Basketball's Fifth Annual Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, CO.
Butch can spot up from just about anywhere on the perimeter, but he will need to add some strength and size to his frame in the coming months in order to prepare for the rigors of the high Division I level. Making Butch even more effective is his willingness to battle for every loose ball.
Butch has a 3.76 GPA and scored a 20 on the ACT, marks that would easily qualify him under current NCAA standards for freshman eligibility.