Jared Butler Returning To Baylor Makes Starting 5 Obvious
Jared Butler returning to Baylor for his junior season makes the team’s starting 5 obvious heading into 2020-21. The youngster revealed on Monday morning that he was withdrawing his name from NBA Draft contention in favor of attempting to win a National Championship with the Bears.
“This decision was extremely difficult because of the relationships I’ve built in Waco, the tremendous will to win a national championship for Baylor, the unprecedented time of the coronavirus, and my ultimate dream of playing in the NBA all in one equation,” he said.
“But I think through it all I came to have great peace of
With Butler back, he will join Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague, Mark Vital and Tristan Clark in the starting line-up. That is a formidable group.
Butler averaged 16 points, 3.2 boards and 3.1 assists for Baylor. With him being on the roster next season along with Teague’s return, the Bears should be an absolute lock to be the preseason No. 1 team.
Teague averaged nearly 14 points per outing for Baylor.
While it remains to be seen if next season will ultimately be limited or cancelled in some capacity due to Covid, if it is not, the Bears will be a force to be reckoned with.