Butler adds 2017 point guard recruit

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Butler added some much-needed point guard depth to its roster Tuesday.

The Bulldogs secured the commitment of Aaron Thompson, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound floor general from Virginia.

“Me and my family thought it was a good situation for me basketball wise and academic wise,” Thompson told Scout. “If I get my degree from there, it can open doors for me. I feel like they make it to the tournament every year and with the recruiting class coming it could be special class.”

Butler graduated a pair of point guards – Tyler Lewis and Kethan Savage – off last season’s Sweet 16 team, so adding a solid prospect like Thompson, who previously had signed with Pitt, gives the Bulldogs youth and talent at a position where they were in need.

“I think everybody knows he’s a true winner,” Keith Stevens, Thompson’s grassroots coach at Team Takeover, told the Washington Post. “He has true leadership qualities. He can pass the basketball. He can defend the basketball.”

The Bulldogs’ point guard position will be interesting to watch unfold with George Washington transfer Paul Jorgensen eligible after sitting out last season and incoming freshman Jerald Butler and Big East all-freshman performer Kamar Baldwin potentially all seeing minutes there as well.