Monday, April 9, 2012
Like it or not - here's more fallout...
Some will simply not want to hear this but -- more fallout........
Spencer Butterfield - as predicted - the best player on Yuba college's team this past season, the Player of the Year in all of California junior colleges, averaging almost 20 ppg, and 50% from 3-point range - an outstanding, big (6-4) shooting guard and scorer....just verballed to Utah State - spurning bigger offers from the Pac-12, MWC, and a late St. John's offer.
He decided to follow his long time friend he's known since high school in Sacramento area- Sean Harris who was also at Yuba last season...and who is also going to Utah State.
I know it's impossible to say what would have happened - but we desperately need a good shooting guard, the playing time is there for the asking.
And Butterfield would have loved to come here and play with his buddy Sean Harris - and instead went to Utah State to play with Sean - so it's fully reasonable to conclude we'd have had a tremendous shot at landing him here but lost that opportunity with the loss of Harris. Tough break as we sit on two open rides and are having trouble getting serious interest in them from top players.