Butler's Recruiting 3rd in the Horizon League, 10% of Kentucky's

Check out the Indy Star's article on Butlers recruiting budget.


The 3rd ranked recruiting budget in the Horizon League was a bucket from being National Champions. Kentucky's recruiting budget this year could fund Butler's recruiting for the past 10 years.

In a Horizon League report obtained by the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Butler ranked third in the league in 2008-09 with a $59,644 basketball recruiting budget. Detroit was first at $80,899 and Wisconsin-Milwaukee second at $70,000.

By contrast, the Kentucky athletic board recently approved a $575,000 recruiting budget. Most major powers spend in the $200,000 range.

Stevens said the Bulldogs are looking for the kind of players they have always sought: those who fit their system, allow them to win "at a high level," and who are good students.