North Point guard Tasia Butler drawing interest


North Point Tasia Butler drives the lane past Calvert’s Alexis Smith in a win last month. (Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST)

Butler has led the Eagles in scoring for two straight seasons. This winter, she is averaging a career-high 17.3 points per game and has helped lead No. 7 North Point (23-1) to its second straight Maryland 4A East title.

“Just from last year as a sophomore to this year as a junior, she's gotten much better,” North Point Coach Michael Serpone said. “She's improved her jump shot, her ball-handling or finishing with her left. She's constantly in the gym and she's only getting better.”

Butler, who has a knack for getting to the rim and is a strong defender, has a handful of offers, from Boston College, George Mason, James Madison, Miami and St. John’s, according to Serpone. Others such as Georgetown have also been interested, he said.

“She's still wide open with the whole process,” Serpone said.


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James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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