A tremendous scorer who can shoot from the outside and slash inside ... signed early with the Blue Raiders ... considered to be a well-kept secret in the junior college ranks.
WIEL ON HUMPHREY
"Once John adjusts to the league and our style of play he should be a solid player for us. He was a scorer in junior college and we hope that continues here."
Third Team All-American a sophomore ... averaged 24.6 points and 5.3 rebounds for coach Enid Drake ... All-Region for two seasons ... two-time team MVP ... led the team to its first-ever appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament as a sophomore.
Played for Coach Lee Davis for three years at West Carteret High School and played under Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy ... was a two-time all-conference selection ... Carteret County News-Times Area Player of the Year in 1998 ... Jacksonville (NC) Daily News All-Area Team selection 1998 ... holds single-season blocks record with 68 at West Carteret along with single-game scoring mark of 38 points ... averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds at Oak Hill ... helped lead Oak Hill to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1999.
Son of Mary and Lakeller Butler ... born 9/8/80 ... hopes to earn a criminal justice degree ... would like a chance to play at the next level.