Two local players decide to stay with Butler after Brad Stevens departure


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Rene Castro had some doubts about staying at Butler after Brad Stevens announced he was leaving.

Castro turned to Boston Amateur Basketball Club AAU teammate and fellow Butler commit, Andrew Chrabascz, to gauge his feelings on the situation. In the end, the two decided to stick with their commitments, even though they were getting a new coach in Brandon Miller.

Lessons that Castro’s mother Denia taught him while he was growing up ended up being the catalyst in his decision to stay.

“I’ve tried out different sports when I was really young,” he said. “Football, baseball – my mom always told me finish out the sport; don’t let your teammates down. I would be letting my team down, letting Andrew down.”

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