Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.

Here is the latest commitment.

Player: John Butler
Class: 2021
Committed to: Florida State

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“At 7’1, John is extremely skilled. Don’t let his height fool you, he is a stretch four, not a center. He is mobile and runs the floor. John has a very nice shooting touch. He seems most comfortable playing on the perimeter. His ability to stretch the court, will make him a really good pick and pop player at the next level. For his size, he has a good handle. As he continues to improve his strength and tightening his handle, this should allow him to better break defenders down off the bounce. Defensively, his length makes it difficult for opponents to shoot over him either in the post or perimeter. He is able to cover ground and rotate for blocked shots. As he gains strength, he will be able to handle bigger, stronger players in the post at the next level.” – Colby Lewis

“Great length at 7’1, with outstanding mobility. Really shoots the basketball well, and developing great ball-handling ability. He is a threat on the floor from the 3 point line to the interior. Where he is most under-appreciated is defensive ability. He does not only block shots, he is able to guard 1 through 5 with his agility defensively.” – Shammond Williams

“It’s not often you find a 7’0 with the basketball IQ, fundamentals and skill as John Butler. He is mobile, fluid, and has excellent perimeter skills. He can knock down 3-pointers, create off the dribble, and has solid ball-handling and passing skills, not to mention the ability to block and alter shots in the paint. Butler has unbelievable footwork in the post and passer friendly hands.” – Rick Lewis from Battle at the Rock

“Butler played well on Day 2 and was even more impressive against a tough matchup.  Butler’s ability to step out and be a threat from each level is big time but he did his work around the paint, rebounded well with his long arms, and was able to get to the free-throw line.” – Patrick O’Brien from Battle at the Rock

“Finishing up, we look at a player that truly has an infinite upside on both ends of the floor, John Butler. He’s a true six-foot-ten and has incredible length, which he already knows how to effectively use on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he displays the ability to post up and finish with either hand quite well. Butler hasn’t filled out at all, but he already has a very polished game and doesn’t force any shots outside of his capabilities. On the defensive end is where Butler earns his playing time, as he showcases a phenomenal understanding of angles and timing in the lane and on weak-side rotations.” – SC Top 80 in 2018