How Butler gets it done in recruiting

Bulldogs winning with borderline high-major recruits who fit their system

Originally Published: March 29, 2011
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN Recruiting

Butler has had success, even before coach Brad Stevens got there, but this Final Four group has been built under his watch as an assistant and head coach. Matt Howard, Zach Hahn and Shawn Vanzant were in the recruiting Class of 2007, when Stevens was an assistant, but the rest of this team was assembled after he took the reins. In 2008, he landed a core group: Gordon Hayward, Shelvin Mack and Ronald Nored. They were big pieces in Butler's run to the national title game last year, and while Hayward ...

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