It could be partially because Butler is the only one so far to formally offer Brownsburg High School small forward Pierce Thomas.
However, right now, Brian Snow, National Basketball Analyst of 247.com, has Thomas as 100% to choose Butler in his crystal ball prediction:
The 6’5″, 170 pound small forward, Class of 2021 graduate is a 3-star recruit rated by 247.com. He’s highly regarded as one of the top all-around athletes in Indiana.
It’s worth noting Thomas is also a standout in track and field–particularly as it relates to long jump (former indoor state champion) and 4×400 meter relay.
As a sophomore, Thomas averaged 9.4 ppg, 4.1 apg, 4.5 rpg, and 1.4 spg in 25 games played.
Even though it’s still early in the recruiting game for Thomas, he’s also received interest from Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana State University, and University of Iowa.
Butler formally offered Thomas in August of 2018.
It’ll be interesting to see if Thomas ultimately commits to the Bulldogs.