Brian Butch, a 7-0, 217 pound center/power forward from Appleton West H.S. in Appleton, WI, is likely to visit North Carolina the weekend of September 14th but other visits have not yet been finalized, according to Brian's dad, Peter.
"Brian is working on the visits right now," Mr. Butch said. "He is trying to set up visits for all five schools."
His top five schools are Arizona, Kansas, Marquette, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. He already has visited Arizona. "Brian doesn't have a favorite right now," Mr. Butch said. "He just wants to take his trips and then make his decision."
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.