Butler lands 2019 four-star guard Khalif Battle

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Butler landed a quality backcourt addition to its 2019 recruiting efforts on Friday as four-star guard Khalif Battle committed to the Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-4 Khalif is the younger brother of Syracuse guard Tyus Battle as the younger Battle is the No. 96 overall prospect in the Rivals national recruiting rankings. A scoring guard who could potentially defend multiple spots on the perimeter, Battle is the second commitment for the Bulldogs in 2019 following big man John-Michael Mulloy.

Under head coach LaVall Jordan, the Bulldogs have recruited pretty well so far as they’ve landed quality program pieces, transfers and top-100 talents. Off to a solid start in 2019, Butler has a lot of positive recruiting momentum to build on for the rest of the spring.