After Adonys Henriquez decommitted from Miami two weeks ago, two schools have stood out for the rising senior.
“Butler and Central Florida are my two favorites at this moment,” Henriquez told SNY.tv. “They both fit my style of play, and I feel like I could come in and play at both places right away.
A 6-foot-6, 195-pound combo guard out of Orlando Christian Prep ranked No. 46 by ESPN.com, he could bring much to the table for both schools.
To get things going, Henriquez got a visit from new Butler coach Brandon Miller and an assistant Monday, and he expects to take a visit next week.
“They’ve been recruiting me for years now,” Henriquez said. “He said I could come in and do what I do, and that his team is wide open for me.”
If Henriquez chose UCF, he would join fellow Orlando point guard BJ Taylor (Boone HS) in the class of 2014.
“I think that we would make a good backcourt together, because we both like to score, and he’s a very good floor leader,” Henriquez said of playing with Taylor. “If I chose to go to UCF, we would try to make it the new Florida, and try to get people to go there.”
He says UCF, Butler, Minnesota, Depaul, Florida State and Southern California are the schools that are contacting him the most at the moment.
“Its all about finding a coach that knows me, knows my game, and can build me as a player and a man,” he said.
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