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Friday, May 09, 2014

Butler's decision could come by Monday

Having already secure commitments from two of the best forwards in the Class of 2015 with pledges from Napheesa Collier and De'Janae Boykin, could UConn be adding even more size to its future roster?

A source told me that reigning Big East Freshman of the Year Natalie Butler could announce her landing spot by Monday.

UConn is among the possible spots for Butler as she visited the Storrs campus earlier this month after asking for and being granted release from her scholarship at Georgetown..

Butler, a 6-foot-5 rising sophomore from Fairfax Station, Va., averaged 13.9 points, 13.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots as a freshman at Georgetown. She was the top rebounding freshman in Division I women's basketball and ranked fifth among all Division I players in rebounds per game. She led the team in rebounding 28 times including games with 21 and 20 rebounds. She had 24 double-doubles and 26 games with at least 10 rebounds. She was the only Georgetown player to start all 32 games but she made the decision to transfer following a difficult season as the Hoyas not only finished with an 11-21 record but head coach Keith Brown was suspended indefinitely following accusations of unprofessional behavior in October and resigned eight days later. Jim Lewis, a former head coach at George Mason and Fordham and spent five seasons coaching in the WNBA, was named the interim head coach but he was not given permanent job. Former Georgetown assistant coach Natasha Adair was named as the Hoyas' head coach last month

Butler averaged 26.2 points, 17.8 rebounds and 10.1 blocked shots per game as a senior at Lake Braddock High while graduating as the team's career leader in rebounds and blocked shots. Butler will have three seasons of eligibility remaining but would have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

We shall see!!Time will tell if she wants to stay home...

12:49 PM 

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