Butler lands West Coast guard

The pool of available quality guards shrunk Thursday night when Elijah Brown made his college choice.
A 6-foot-3 combo guard who is enjoying a strong senior season at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, the three-star prospect picked the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday night.
In an email to, Brown's father Mike (former coach of the Lakers and Cavaliers) indicated that his son had decided to end his recruitment.
In the past, the elder Brown had told that while Butler led, he and his son had wanted to compare the Bulldogs to a high major program.
However, there's little doubt that after looking at Brad Stevens and the Bulldogs a little closer they realized that Butler is a high-major program and a successful one at that.
A former member of the 2013 Rivals150, Brown is working his way back in after a bit of a setback as a junior.
Brown can shoot the ball from deep, is a clever ball-handler and has good all-around skills. He's athletic, has a great frame to build on and plays the game with supreme confidence.
Before making his commitment to Butler, Brown was starting to pick up steam in his recruitment but selected the Bulldogs before anybody else could get too serious.
He joins a class that includes three-star big man Andrew Chrabascz and Rivals150 ranked three-star prospects Nolan Berry and Rene Castro.