With college coaches now being able to talk to 2015 recruits at anytime, this is about the the time when new names surface onto Butler’s recruiting picture and when relationships grow stronger with the names that have become familiar. One of those is Nashville’s Andrew Fleming.
A 6-5 shooting guard from a very good Ensworth basketball program in Tennessee, he is known for his ability to shoot the basketball at a very high level. Having scored 49 points in one game this season, he described himself as “a guy that can really shoot the ball and get to the cup and finish strong.”
While doing so, he also noted that he is still looking to develop his mid-range shooting ability and his on-ball defense. To do so, he has been working out with one of the best in terms of player development this summer in John Lucas.
In doing this, he is able to spend time working out with current NBA and college players such as Shabazz Muhammed and Bradley Beal, which can only help him improve as he heads into his junior season of high school.
As for the recruiting process, Fleming received calls and texts from several schools on Saturday when 2015 recruiting opened.
“I sat on my couch the whole day and just talked on the phone,” he said of the first day in which coaches could contact players as much as they so choose. He the experience “overwhelming and humbling.”
While several schools were able to contact him, including the five he currently has offers from (Florida, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Auburn and Nebraska), Butler, a team Fleming listed as one of the schools recruiting him the hardest, was able to get in there as well when Coach Terry Johnson called him.
He noted that Coach Johnson was the one whom he is normally in contact with, but said he has talked to Coach Stevens one time on the phone for about 15 minutes.
“I still really like Butler a lot. I plan to make a visit up there,” he said, while also mentioning that he would like to take visits to Florida, Memphis and Nebraska as well.
Moving forward, Fleming is someone who could definitely come in and make an impact on the offensive end of the floor. With his ability to shoot the basketball and his overall skill-level, he is definitely the type of player Butler should keep atop its 2015 targets.
“Overall,” he said. “I’m a player who likes to win and does whatever it takes to win.”