Drexel men’s college basketball player Terrence Butler was found dead inside his on-campus apartment on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia.
According to CBS News Philadelphia, “The cause of death is not known at this time.”
The university released a statement:
“On behalf of 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.”
Butler, a 6-foot-7 forward, played eight games over two seasons with the Dragons after battling injuries. He was named to the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2022-23 season.
Welcome to the show, Terrence Butler!
Dragons are on a 7-0 run entering the U8 timeout!
Towson 52, Drexel 43 pic.twitter.com/xqJqcWnpoU
— Drexel Men's Basketball (@DrexelMBB) January 6, 2023
Butler’s hometown, Upper Marlboro, MD is in the shadow of Washington D.C. He attended Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, MD), where he was the team’s MVP in in 2019. He was a McDonald’s All-American nominee in 2021.
His sisters also played college basketball (Tasia played at James Madison, and Tiara played at Syracuse).
[CBS News Philadelphia; Drexel University]