Grad Year: 1998
Year Inducted: 2003
Alex Butler was one of the most dominant basketball players in New England during the early 1990s. He starred for the Anchormen from 1993-97, earning All-American honors as a junior and senior in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
During his career, Butler was the biggest impact player in the Little East Conference. He was named Little East First Team All-Conference as a sophomore in 1994-95, a junior in 1995-96 and as a senior in 1996-97. Butler was the LEC’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 1993-94 and Player of the Year in 1995-96 and 1996-97. In addition, he earned First Team All-Star kudos and Robbins Scholar-Athlete honors in 1995-96 and 1996-97 from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
He closed out his career as RIC’s second all-time leading scorer with 2,398 points. He received the John E. Hetherman Award, signifying him as RIC’s top male senior athlete, in 1998. He ranks in the top ten all-time in numerous career, single-season and game statistical categories at RIC.
Prior to coming to RIC, Butler was a standout in both basketball and volleyball while at East Providence High School.
After graduation, Butler continued his involvement with RIC athletics, serving as an assistant men’s basketball coach from 1998-01.