Butler coach LaVall Jordan and his staff have announced the addition of 6-9 power
forward Bryce Golden to the Bulldogs' program. Golden has signed a financial aid
agreement and will join the Butler program for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
"Bryce is a high-character young man who has a bright future," said Jordan, who
recently completed his first season as Butler's head coach. "He comes from a great
family, has been coached at a high level, and has a work ethic that has been
instilled in him. His size, athleticism, and skill set gives him the opportunity to
be successful in the BIG EAST. Bryce brings a passion our fans will love. We're
excited about his addition to our Butler Family."
Golden, of Winchester, Va., is completing his senior year at Saint James School, in
Hagerstown, Md. He is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star by 247
Sports and Rivals. Golden played for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL circuit and was
an AAU teammate of current Butler point guard Aaron Thompson.
As a senior, Golden averaged 15 points and eight rebounds for Saint James, which
finished the campaign with a 19-10 record. He is a three-time first team selection
for All-Washington County. He scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds to help the
Saints beat Flint Hill in the championship game of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic
Conference tournament. He show 37 percent from three-point range.
Golden averaged 15.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as a junior for Saint James
against a national schedule, which featured six games against teams ranked in the
top 25 of the national high school poll. As a sophomore, Golden helped the 25-6
Saints to their first MAC title in 15 years.
Golden helped Team Takeover to a runner-up finish at the 2017 Nike EYBL Peach Jam.
He finished the circuit averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in guiding
Team Takeover to an 11-5 mark in the Nike EYBL play.
Golden joins fellow incoming freshman Markeese Hastings, a 6-7 forward from Wyoming,
Mich., in Butler's recruiting class. Hastings signed with the Bulldogs in November.
The Bulldogs recently earned their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Butler is one of only eight programs nationally to win at least one NCAA Tournament
game in each of the last four seasons. The Bulldogs concluded the 2017-18 season
with a 21-14 record under first-year Butler coach LaVall Jordan.