Riverside Academy (Reserve, LA) combo guard Jared Butler is the latest class of 2018 prospect to claim an offer from the University of Virginia.
— Jared Butler (@J_Hooper11) July 24, 2017
Butler, who measures in around 6’2”, 175 pounds, has received scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Purdue, Southern Cal and UVA within the past week. Alabama, Houston, Minnesota, Texas and Wichita State are among the schools that offered previously.
Playing for the Mississippi Express AAU program, Butler averaged 13.6 points, 4.4 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game in 16 games on the 2017 Nike EYBL circuit. Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett watched Butler and the MEBO Elite this past Saturday at the Super 6 event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Head coaches from Georgia Tech, Oklahoma St, Miss St, and Virginia here watching MEBO Elite. 2018 4-star Robert Woodard playing well.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) July 22, 2017
Both ESPN (No. 94) and Scout (No. 94) have Butler rated among the top 100 prospects in the nation in the class of 2018. As a junior he earned a spot on the 2016/2017 Times-Picayune All-Metro Boys Basketball Team.
One of the area’s top overall athletes, Butler could take over games at times, especially with a hot shooting touch. In one particular game, even though the Rebels fell short, his team trailed Country Day, 20-4, at the end of the first quarter. But Butler scored 17 in the second quarter to get his Rebels into a halftime tie. Those are the sorts of spurts that have us looking forward to him being able to put it all together and being a Player of the Year candidate in 2017-18. — excerpt from the 2017 All-Metro announcement on NOLA.com.
Here is some more feedback on Butler, per Twitter.
— Kennedy Mccarty (@OTRH_knows) July 23, 2017
Jared Butler@J_Hooper11 is poised. Doesn't get rattled and has an automatic jumper. Purdue & USC recently have offered. @msexpressbball
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) July 21, 2017
What a week for 2018 Jared Butler (@J_Hooper11 ) picking up offers to USC, Purdue, Cincinnati and Virginia! He has a smooth game and high IQ
— Prep Hoops Louisiana (@PrepHoopsLA) July 24, 2017
Below are highlight videos of Butler, beginning with one from his junior season at Riverside. The final two videos are from the Nike EYBL play and are courtesy of Endless Motor.