Chrabascz Calls It
August 4th, 2012
New England Recruiting Report
Cushing Academy forward headed to the Atlantic 10.
Andrew Chrabascz wasn’t necessarily planning on making a commitment so soon after the conclusion of the July live period, but as soon as he got on Butler’s campus this weekend he knew he had found the place for him.
“I just had my official visit with my parents,” Chrabascz said via text on Saturday morning. “Spent the day with the staff and fell in love with the place.”
And with that, one of the most heavily recruited prospects in all of New England put an end to his recruitment, leaving behind over 20 other division I scholarship offers including the vast majority of the Atlantic 10.
Chrabascz took advantage of new NCAA legislation that now permits official visits earlier in the year.
“They got it all cleared so that I could take an official this month,” he explained. “Meeting the staff and the players you can tell they love each other and that’s a big thing. You can tell that the whole program just enjoys being around each other.”
Butler and head coach Brad Stevens both became national names by advancing to back-to-back NCAA championship games in 2010 and 2011, but it was one player in particular on those teams who Chrabascz saw a lot of himself in.
“He’s a great coach. There’s no denying that,” Chrabascz said. “and I love Matt Howard. I feel like my game resembles his a little bit. I saw Coach Stevens coach him and use him so well and that excited me.”
Butler, and Stevens in particular, were among the schools who followed Chrabascz throughout the summer as he finished out the EYBL season with the BABC squad with which he has starred with over the years and also traveled to Indianapolis and Las Vegas with East Coast Elite Massachusetts.
While Chrabascz will be heading to Indianapolis to play his college basketball he said his decision was that much easier given the frequent trips to the northeast that Butler will make to the northeast as one of the two newest members of the Atlantic 10.