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Jerald Gillens-Butler is leaving the Bulldogs

GIllens-Butler becomes the second Butler player to transfer in a week.

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It’s no April Fool’s joke—the Butler Bulldogs are bidding farewell to another player, their second in just a week.

On Monday, sophomore wing Jerald Gillens-Butler announced that he will be transferring out of the program.

This past season, Gillens-Butler appeared in 12 contests for the Bulldogs, averaging just over five minutes of action per appearance. During his two years at Butler, he played in 24 games, shooting a combined 8-of-34 (23.5 percent) en route to 26 points across his limited playing time.

He was originally recruited by former Butler head coach Chris Holtmann and assistant Ryan Pedon, both of whom are now at Ohio State. He committed to the Bulldogs shortly after his first and only official visit. Despite the coaching change, Gillens-Butler decided to honor his original commitment and play for LaVall Jordan. Gillens-Butler chose Butler over a number of different DIvision I offers, including the likes of Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, TCU, Temple, Rutgers, La Salle, and Brown.

Gillens-Butler was rated a three-star prospect coming out of high school, and he enjoyed a standout career at Florida schools Westminster Academy and Calvary Christian.