Three-star big man Joey Brunk commits to Butler


Joey Brunk, a 6-foot-10 center from Indianapolis, committed to Butler on Sunday afternoon.

“After much consideration, I’m grateful to say I’ve committed to Butler University. Overjoyed to be a part of the bulldog family,” Brunk tweeted.

He had taken an official visit to Butler earlier this month and had also taken an official to Oklahoma. Brunk is ranked as the No. 138 recruit in the Class of 2016, but is rated much higher according to ESPN.

“Joey Brunk is a solid addition for Butler, especially in a class in which there are very few capable big men in the Midwest,” College Basketball Talk‘s Scott Phillips said. “Brunk has good hands and a high IQ and skill level, which makes him a nice fit for the way the Bulldogs play.”

Brunk becomes the third player Butler has landed this offseason. Jordan Gathers will use his final season of eligibility this upcoming season as a graduate transfer. Former George Washington guard Kethan Savage also transferred in, but will have to wait until the 2016-17 season. Brunk is Chris Holtmann’s first commit from the Class of 2016.