Phenom Hoops was on deck once again in Rock Hill for a great weekend at the Phenom Queen City Showcase and we got a chance to check in on a ton of intriguing talent. One of those players was 2023 6’10 Jordan Butler from 1-of-1 Elite, one of the top players in the state of South Carolina. Butler, the younger brother of FSU John Butler, has already carved out a name for himself around the region and nationally, being one of the top prospects in the country by several outlets. But this past weekend, it gave Phenom Hoops a chance to see how he has grown as a player and his development, as we were impressed with what he has shown.
Since first seeing Butler years ago with his older brother, Jordan has only gotten bigger and stronger, really growing and filling out his frame as a 6’11 forward. But he has also really expanded his game, making him a tough matchup on the floor with his unique skillset. Early on, Butler used his size well and showed flashes of his potential. But now, he has been able to put it all together and really display his fluidity on the court, his confidence in his shot-making, and his strong presence down low in the post.
Butler’s comfort level and ability to step out with his game make him quite intriguing, showing the ability to be a threat from behind the arc or with his mid-range game. Add on top his size, his mobility, his length to be a presence in the paint both offensively and defensively, and his effectiveness on the boards, Butler is turning his potential into an everyday thing.
It was easy to see why schools like Wake Forest, Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech have already offered, as Butler should only continue to be even more effective and continue to develop his game. And in speaking with his coach, Nick Johnson, schools like Missouri, Iowa, Florida State, East Carolina, Georgia, South Florida, and Maryland have all expressed interest.