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Butler Returning Home, Signs With Gamecocks
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Butler Returning Home, Signs With Gamecocks

South Carolina Athletics

Missouri transfer and Greenville native will have three years of eligibility remaining

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Transfer Jordan Butler signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his collegiate basketball career at South Carolina on Tuesday. The 7-foot, 230-pound forward, who hails from Greenville, S.C., returns home after spending his freshman season at Missouri.

He played in 31 games for the Tigers, making 14 starts. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. Butler had his best game of the season at Ole Miss (Feb. 17) with 10 points (4-of-7 FGs) and five rebounds.

Coming out of high school, Butler was a four-star prospect and a top-150 player ranked No. 2 in the state of South Carolina. He played five seasons at Chris Church Episcopal School with his father, John, serving as his coach. Butler helped lead the Cavaliers to a pair of state titles in 2021 and 2023. As a senior, he averaged 21.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.2 assists per game. He was the 2023 Class A State Player of the Year and was selected to play in the Carolina Classic All-Star Game. A two-time all-state and all-region selection, he averaged 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in his five prep years. Butler also competed in the USA Junior National Team camp in 2021.

His mom, Casie, played at South Carolina from 1997-00. She was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll (1999, 2000) and was a member of the 1999 SEC Community Service Team. She played in 60 games for the Gamecocks, averaging 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His older brother, John Jr., played at Florida State and currently plays for the Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards G-League affiliate.

Butler will be immediately eligible with three years of college eligibility remaining.