|Posted by Brian Dickmann on October 11, 2016 at 3:35 PM|
Photo: Greg Giesen - Racine Journal Times
In addition to getting ready for the fast approaching 2016 college basketball season, head coach Linc Darner and the Green Bay Phoenix coaching staff are also keeping an eye towards the future.
On Monday night, Green Bay offered a scholarship to class of 2018 prospect JC Butler, a 6’4” guard from Racine, Wisconsin.
As a sophomore at The Prairie School last season, Butler led his team in scoring (19.7 per game) and rebounds (6.8 per game) and was second on the team in assists (2.9 per game), helping the Hawks to a 16-9 overall record.
Butler scored 41 points in a game twice last season, including a 41 point, 9 rebound performance in The Prairie School’s 85-71 loss to Milwaukee Destiny in the WIAA Regional playoffs.
He was named first team all-conference in the Metro Classic Conference – a league that features traditional Wisconsin high school basketball powers like Whitefish Bay Dominican and Racine St. Catherine’s.
“Butler is an unselfish team player who can score, defend, and rebound,” reads his WisSports.net player profile. “He has good size and length and can play multiple positions.”
While the scholarship offer from Green Bay is his first, he has had coaches from Marquette, Memphis, Wisconsin, and North Dakota State express interest so far.
JC is the son of 18 year NBA veteran Caron Butler – a 2-time NBA All-Star who is currently a free agent after playing last season with the Sacramento Kings.
Butler is the 8th known prospect from the 2018 recruiting class to receive a Green Bay scholarship offer. Seven of those offers have been extended to Wisconsin high school prospects.
The Phoenix have at least 3 open scholarships for the 2018 recruiting class to replace current juniors Khalil Small, Kerem Kanter, and David Jesperson.