Due to the Arizona Wildcats receiving a commitment from 6-10 center, Kirk Walters, Brian Butch's list narrowed. Butch, the outstanding 7-0 and 217-pound center from Appleton West H.S. in Appleton, WI, could announce his decision on October 23rd, according to his AAU coach Ritchie Davis. Butch will announce his college of choice at his high school. This date, of course, could change depending upon how Brian feels about his decision.
But the decision has been made easier for him when Arizona landed Walters. The Wildcats are finished recruiting in the 2003 campaign.
Butch, who recently took an official visit to Wisconsin, has now completed all of his trips. He previously visited Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, and Marquette.
Butch is one of the best players in the 2003 class and a top notch big man who is agile and quick enough to make a living along the baseline. Butch can spot up from just about anywhere on the perimeter. Making Butch even more effective is his willingness to battle for every loose ball.
Butch previously told us he was going to make a decision with his gut since the five schools are so evenly matched. Right now, his gut is still indecisive.
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. He also had a solid summer, which included competition with Ritchie Davis' Fox Valley Skillz Black at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas. Butch also competed at the USA Basketball's Fifth Annual Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, CO.