Monday, January 24, 2005

James Butler - Diamond in the Rough looks at recruiting - in particular those guys who were not highly sought after but managed to make a name for themselves in college:

13. S James Butler, Georgia Tech – Playing at Bainbridge (Ga.) High, Butler made local headlines, but never created a national buzz like an Ahmad Carroll or Marlin Jackson. He was a nice prospect, who wouldn’t have caused a furor in Atlanta had he not become a star. However, after two pedestrian seasons as a backup, he began approaching stardom with a breakout year in 2003, and proved it was no fluke with another great season in 2004. Butler ended both years by being named to the All-ACC first team.