Shavaul Butters All Set For Transfer

Shavaul Butters

Shavaul Butters

Thursday, September 10, 2020

#By Renaldo Dorsett

#Tribune Sports Reporter

#SHAVAUL Butters will relocate to a new state to complete his senior season of high school basketball and prepare himself for collegiate recruitment in the class of 2021.

#The Grand Bahama native will transfer to Elevation Prep in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after he spent last season with Aspire Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.

#“Elevation Prep is a preparatory high school and postgraduate basketball academy,” according to its website. “Our mission is to provide our student-athletes with a holistic college experience to best prepare them for their careers as collegiate athletes and beyond.”

#Elevation partners with Lakewood Virtual School and local area colleges and universities to provide its student-athletes with an accredited academic experience.

#Butters has begun to garner attention from major Division I basketball programmes and received his first offer of what is expected to be an active recruiting process this summer.

#He was officially offered by the Austin Peay State University Governors. The Governors compete in the Ohio Valley Conference and most recently made the NCAA Tournament in 2016.

#He has also received high interest from UNLV, Maryland, Eastern Kentucky, North Carolina- Greensboro and several others.

#Butters, a 6’8” 210-pound “stretch four” power forward, posted impressive numbers for Aspire Academy.

#The only member of the roster to compete in all 33 contests last season, he led the team in several statistical categories in his first year with the programme.

#Butters led the team in total points (386 points), field goal percentage (57 per cent, 173-303), three point percentage (40 per cent, 19-48), and total rebounds (323). He finished 2nd on the team at 11.7 points per game and averaged a double double with 10 rebounds per game.

#He shot 64 per cent from free throw and also finished with 32 total blocks, 28 steals and 35 assists.

#His season was highlighted with 30 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks against Tennessee Prep last December at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Kentucky. In the classroom, Butters has a 3.0 GPA and a score of 20 on his ACT.

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