Tink Butler has been involved with athletics for most of his life, starting as a basketball player, coach and undefeated boxer. He played basketball in high school before joining the military. He has coached different levels of men’s basketball from Division III college to military and high school. He started coaching AAU girls basketball in 2002 and later high school girls before working with Adidas and Nike camps as a player evaluator. Tink started Next Sports Phenom, a media and NCAA compliant scouting service in 2008 and has been covering both girls and boys basketball in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virgina since then. He has two daughters who have both played division I basketball and a son who is currently a high school college D-I prospect.
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