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DePauw Ties Noted in Article on Butler Basketball Recruit

January 3, 2011

51183January 3, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Devontae Morgan, a junior guard at Florida's Tampa Prep High School, has committed to play college basketball for Butler University. The Indianapolis Star's David Woods writes, "Tampa Prep's longtime coach is Joe Fenlon, brother of Bill Fenlon, who coached Stevens at DePauw University. The Tampa Prep coach let Butler know that Morgan was a player worth recruiting, and Stevens and assistant Micah Shrewsberry [a former DePauw assistant] took it from there." (at left: Stevens; below right: Bill Fenlon)

"I love Brad Stevens," says Morgan, who was also recruited by Clemson, South Florida, Central Florida, Colorado, and several other colleges. "I just think it's a great opportunity for me, so I'm taking advantage of it."89531

Read more at IndyStar.com.

A 1999 graduate of DePauw, Brad Stevens was named Butler's head coach on April 5, 2007, and led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last spring. On April 13, 2010, Stevens returned to his alma mater to deliver the Robert C. McDermond Lecture.

Bill Fenlon's name is cited several times in the new book, Underdawgs: How Brad Stevens and the Butler Bulldogs Marched Their Way to the Brink of College Basketball's National Championship. He and Stevens were also featured in a half-hour program on FOX Sports Midwest last June as well as a recent Sports Illustrated article.

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