The Butler Bulldogs landed another recruit for their Class of 2020 Class, as St. Andrews School (Rhode Island) big man Myles Wilmoth has committed:
The 6’9″, 205 pound forward also received offers from UMass, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, and Dayton among other schools.
The New York native has been highly regarded for his length, athleticism, and rebounding skills, but will have to get stronger to play extended minutes as a big man at the collegiate level.
“On the Nike EYBL circuit this spring, Wilmoth posted per-game averages of 8.8 points, six rebounds and 1.2 blocks in less than 23 minutes of action. Making over 54 percent of his field goal tries, Wilmoth has also shown the ability to make shots to the perimeter and it is within reason that he can develop into a pick and pop threat to the 3-point line in college.”
Wilmoth should at least be able to play power forward for Butler, and if he gets stronger, could see some time at the center position as well.
Butler could use some power forward help long-term, as the only true power forward on the roster right now appears to be junior transfer Bryce Nze.
While he may not be a 4-star recruit, perhaps Wilmoth is a diamond in the rough as a developmental big man, and LaVall Jordan and his coaching staff decided to roll the dice and get to him early–before power conference schools realized his true potential.
If nothing else, the Bulldogs’ Class of 2020 recruiting class with Wilmoth and incoming point guard Chuck Harris already has the makings of a very solid coup for Butler–with the potential for much more.