Chants round out recruiting class with two more signees

ccuhoops-cliffellis700Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball head coach Cliff Ellis announced Wednesday that Leroy Butts and Jaylan Robertson have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and basketball careers as Chanticleers.

Butts and Robertson join recent signees Demario Beck and Artur Labinowicz along with early signees Amidou Bamba and Joseph Williams-Powell to complete the 2016 signing class.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Leroy and Jaylan to our basketball program and family,” Ellis said. “Leroy is an athletic forward that will make an impact on both ends of the floor. Jaylan is an explosive point guard that looks to create for his teammates, but still has the ability to score the basketball.”

Butts, a 6-foot-7 forward, played at the Clinton (MD) Christian School and Elev8 Academy in Delray Beach (FL). He is ranked among 247sports.com’s top 150 players nationally. Butts averaged 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.  He is finishing his prep career at Elev8 Sports Academy in Delray Beach, Fla., where he averaged more than 15 points and eight boards per game last season. Butts, who has a full four seasons of NCAA eligibility, played his AAU basketball with the DC Premier program.

Robertson, a 6-foot-1 junior college point guard at Highland (Ill.) Community College, will enter Coastal Carolina with two seasons of eligibility remaining. This past season at Highland CC Robertson averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting an impressive 46.8 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from deep. He helped lead the Cougars to a 21-12 record an appearance in the NJCAA Region IV championship game. He spent his first post-scholastic season at Hutchinson Community College where he averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per outing, helping the Blue Dragons to a 29-7 record. A 2014 graduate of Word of God Christian Academy (NC), Robertson was a composite three-star recruit by ESPN.com.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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