The Butler Bulldogs received some great news on Wednesday, as Gonzaga High School point guard Chuck Harris committed:
The 4-star recruit and general consensus Top 100 player also received interest from Georgetown, Providence, George Washington, Penn State, and George Washington.
Harris is Butler’s first 2020 basketball commit in what could be a big recruiting class for head coach LaVall Jordan and his coaching staff.
The Washington, D.C., product has a nice skill-set to add to Butler’s backcourt:
At around 6’2″, Harris has the versatility to not only play point guard for Butler, but also serve as an off-guard at shooting guard.
It’s an ideal situation because Butler starting point guard Aaron Thompson will be a senior, when Harris hits campus as a freshman. It could theoretically provide him a year to learn the ropes under Thompson before taking over full-time as a floor general.
According to Corey Evans of BasketballRecruiting.Rivals.com, it was Thompson, as a D.C. native, who helped influence Harris’ decision to commit to Butler:
“They are telling me that they need me to be down there and they have AT (Aaron Thompson), an ex-DC alum, who came in and they think that I am a lot like him,” said Harris.
“They just want me to come in and be a playmaker and that they need a point guard,” added Harris. “It is a big culture thing there and seeing some Team Takeover guys (Aaron Thompson and Bryce Golden) do well there, there is a lot of connections.”
Still, with Harris’ versatility, Butler could still very well be active on other 2020 PG recruits such as Tyler Beard, Santiago Vescovi, and Nijel Pack.
Perhaps most importantly, this could quash any speculation that Jordan is set to take over as head coach at Michigan because the timing would be nothing short of odd.