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Posted On: 08/10/18 2:31 PM
He just started high school but Bowling Green point guard Turner Buttry is a name that has been heard for a couple of years. Buttry started varsity for his dad last season at Madison Southern before an injury ended his season early. Turner describes his game as that of a high IQ point guard,”I know how to run a team and can score at all 3 levels. My 3 point shot is the biggest strength in my game but I need to improve on my quickness and lateral movement which will help my defense.” After arriving at Bowling Green over the summer, Buttry expects to pair with sophomores Isaiah Mason and Conner Cooper to win a lot of games. “We are very athletic and have many shooters.I expect myself to run the team and make a big impact in scoring but also finding my teammates as much as possible. I can make an impact right away by staying aggressive and being a leader on the floor.
Coming off a strong AAU season with the Louisville Magic, Buttry was very pleased with his 14u AAU season, “We did very well finishing in the Sweet 16 of the NYBL finals and finishing Runner-up on the Midwest Circuit. We also won the Battle of the Bridges and MYT Nationals.” Coming from AAU, Turner realizes he needs to work on shoring up his weaknesses, “I need to work on decision making, defense and getting stronger so that when varsity basketball rolls around I will be ready!” Heading into his first year at Bowling Green, Buttry has high hopes of returning the Purples to Rupp Arena and the Sweet Sixteen, “My goals are to win the region and make a run for a state championship. I believe that we have a good chance to do both! Bowling Green will be a team to look out for this year!” It will be a while before we make a stab at 2022 class rankings but Buttry will definitely see his name mentioned as a solid prospect in the class and his addition to the Bowling Green roster will make a difference in the 4th region this season.