Things have changed a lot for Butler since the national finals in April, but the approach they're taking to recruiting has not. Just as a point of comparison, Kentucky has a recruiting budget of nearly $600,000 ( Duke's is also quite healthy). And Butler's?
Less than $60,000. Mostly regional travel.
Still, after what they did this past spring, they had to feel better about their chances with a kid like Cody Zeller. Before that, he might not have considered them seriously. Now though, the Bulldogs have to be considered on the same level as the rest of the state's powers.
By the way, if you have the title game taped, go back and check out Brad Steven's reaction to the final shot. It's pretty amazing, really.
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