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Sweet 16 Boys Basketball Countdown: No. 4 Butler Bulldogs

Butler’s boys are No. 4 in the preseason Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll
Butler’s boys are No. 4 in the preseason Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll

NO. 4 BUTLER BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Myron Lowery (4th year as Butler basketball coach).

Coaching Career Record: 292-248.

2016-17 Record: 30-1 (14-0 in the Southwestern 4A conference).

2017-18 Conference: Southwestern 4A conference

Returning Starters (2): Gerrale Gates, Sr., F (6-6, 235); D.J. Little, Sr., G (6-2, 190).

Key Newcomers: Raquan Brown, Jr., G (6-4, 202/Rocky River transfer).

Outlook: Butler has won 77 games in the last three seasons, including a 30-1 record a season ago when they lost on a buzzer-beater in the 4A state semifinals. With that bad taste in their mouths, Coach Myron Lowery and company are sure to be motivated. The three-time, SW4A conference champions have the talent -- led by seniors, Gerrale Gates (University of New Orleans) and D.J. Little (Queens University commit) and transfers, Raquan Brown (Rocky River) and Isaiah Richards (South Shores (NY)) – to be a serious 4A state championship contender, again.

--JAY EDWARDS

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