Butler’s McBride is player of the week

Butler High School basketball player Mardrez McBride photographed at the school’s gym in Augusta, Ga., Wednesday afternoon January 17, 2018. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF

Mardrez McBride


SCHOOL: Butler

CLASS: Senior

POS.: Guard

HT./WT.: 6-2/170 pounds

HIGHLIGHTS: McBride, Butler’s leader and top contributor, helped guide the Bulldogs to an important stretch of four consecutive victories between Jan. 2-12 to get to 5-2 in Region 4-AA at that time. The senior combo guard posted point totals of 36, 21, 39 and 23 over that span. His most recent effort was 24 points Tuesday against undefeated Glenn Hills.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “I’ve seen a lot of discipline and a lot of growth. He’s grown a lot. He brings hard work and leadership, and he leads by example. We’re starting to come together and fire on all cylinders. The region is really competitive and we look forward to it each night.” — Butler coach Cervantes Boddy

WHAT HE SAID: “In practice, I work on shooting shots, getting a lot of shots up, so in the game I’m prepared. We’re playing hard and playing together and having fun. We started off slow, but now we’re picking it back up and looking like Butler again.”