Tragedy has struck the family of a Drexel basketball player.
Drexel University men’s basketball player Terrence Butler was found in his on-campus apartment Wednesday according to the school.
“On behalf f the entire Drexel community, we extend our deepest sympathy to Terrence’s family, friends and teammates. In addition to being a student-athlete, Terrence was involved in numerous activities and organizations at Drexel and was a friend to many throughout the university community.”University President John Fry in a statement.
Butler, a 6-foot-7 forward, was was named Bishop McNamara’s Most Valuable Player in 2019 , and was named a McDonald’s All-American at in 2021.
The Forestville, Maryland private school released this statement regarding Butler’s untimely death: “Bishop McNamara is deeply saddened by the loss of Terrence Butler. Terrence was a treasured member of our school community, his class and his team, He will be greatly missed. Our community is holding all of his family and friends in our prayers.”
Butler is survived by parents Terrence and Dena Butler, and older sisters, Tasia and Tierra, who balled collegiately at James Madison and Syracuse universities, respectively.
Butler appeared in eight contests across his two seasons at Drexel. Unfortunately injuries hampered his ability to consistently help his team. Butler was a CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in both of his years at Drexel.
Drexel has not yet revealed the cause of death.