Tilton’s Butler Bound for SNHU
Good things come to those who wait, as the old saying goes, but in the world of recruiting sometimes waiting doesn't always pay off.
For Tilton's Jalen Butler though, it certainly did.
Butler came to Tilton this year as a post-graduate guard and stood out in many fall open gyms as he and Marcuz Zegarowski would often go head-to-head.
Once the season began, Butler showed his character by sliding off the ball and embracing a complimentary role. By sacrificing his individual offense but asserting himself as the team's top perimeter defender, he helped set the tone for a team that wound up advancing to the finals of the Class AA tournament and earning their latest birth in the field of the National Prep Championship.
His unselfishness didn't go unnoticed and now Southern New Hampshire has added a valuable two-way player late in the recruiting cycle. Butler took to his twitter account on Friday to announce his decision.
Butler is a lockdown defender, true combo-guard who is capable of playing on or off the ball, and the type of teammate who is willing to do whatever is necessary to help his squad win but capable of stepping up to put points on the board at virtually anytime.
Butler was one of only four 2017 products to see consistent rotation minutes on a young Tilton ballclub this year and he becomes the third member of the group to earn a full athletic scholarship as he joins Terrell Brown (Pittsburgh) and Ryan Layman (Bryant).
Below are some of Butler's season highlights.