Forward Bryce Nze has transferred to Butler after playing his first two seasons at
Milwaukee. Butler head coach LaVall Jordan, who coached Nze during his freshman
campaign in 2016-17 at Milwaukee, made the announcement Thursday, May 31.

Nze (pronounced IN-zee) will sit out the 2018-19 season to fulfill NCAA transfer
requirements before having two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in

"Bryce is a young man who is a great teammate. He had an immediate impact at
Milwaukee. Bryce and I developed a strong relationship and he fits our culture here
at Butler," said Jordan, who will enter his second season as the head coach at
Butler. "Bryce's athleticism, competitiveness and tremendous work ethic will be a
valuable addition. He will push our guys in practice every day this upcoming season
as he continues to develop his skills and his body to reach his full potential in
the BIG EAST."

Nze, a 6-7 forward from Hartland, Wis., highlighted his sophomore season by setting
Milwaukee single-season records for rebounds (280), offensive rebounds (96), and
rebounds per game (8.5). He averaged 10.3 points. Nze scored in double figures in 17
games, including a career-high 25 points against Green Bay, Feb. 2, 2018. His
career-best 17 rebounds against IUPUI, Feb. 16, 2018, were one of his nine games
pulling down 10 or more rebounds. He shot 58 percent from the field and led the team
with 48 blocks.

As a freshman playing under Jordan, Nze nearly set the school record by shooting
.662 percent (100-151) from the floor, the highest percentage ever for a UWM
freshman. He averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, leading the team in
rebounding 17 times - more than any freshman in school history.

Nze arrived at Milwaukee from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wis. He missed his
entire senior season with a foot injury but was an all-conference selection as both
a sophomore and junior.