Freshman guard Jared Butler has received an NCAA waiver to play for the Baylor men’s basketball team in the 2018-19 season.

Butler is a top 100 national recruit who originally signed with Alabama out of Riverside Academy in Reserve, La. He had enrolled at Alabama this summer before deciding to play at Baylor.

Butler earned first team all-state honors after averaging 27.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 3.0 steals to lead the Rebels to a 33-2 record as a senior in 2017-18.

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