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Sunday / November 19.
  • Leroy Butts to Rutgers

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     Leroy Butts is headed to Rutgers.

    The 6-foot-8, 200-pound 2015 power forward from Clinton (Md.) Christian coach picked Rutgers over Miami, Cincinnati and DePaul.

    “It’s a great fit for me,” said Butts, the Rivals No. 114 prospect in the Class of 2015.

    Asked what skillset he will bring, he said, “Scoring, rebounding, athleticism.”

    Said DC Assault coach Damon Handon: “He’s wired to score the ball, has a good mid-range game and is a rebounder.”

    “I think it’ s a perfect fit because Leroy can do multiple things that people are not familiar with,” Clinton (Md.) Christian coach Chris Cole told SNY.tv. “He can put it on the floor a little more than people think. He can definitely make shots. Eddie [Jordan]’s system allows him to run and get up and down the floor. If you can make shots in Eddie’s system, you can flourish.

    “Me and Eddie are kind of close, so I’m glad he chose Rutgers.”

    Butts is coach Jordan’s second 2015 commit, following 6-6 small forward Austin Burnette. Rutgers also has three 2014 pledges — Mike Williams, D.J. Foreman and Bishop Daniels.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.