SPURS ASSIGN DA’SEAN BUTLER TO AUSTIN TOROS

SAN ANTONIO, TX MARCH 23, 2011 — The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned rookie Da’Sean Butler to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.

Butler, a 6-7, 230-pound forward out of the University of West Virginia, was signed by the Spurs on March 25. He was originally selected by the Miami Heat with the 42nd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He signed with the Heat on August 30 and was later waived on October 25. He has been out of action since suffering a torn left ACL in the 2010 Final Four against Duke on April 3. Butler played four seasons with the Mountaineers, finishing with 107 career wins, the most in school history. As a senior, he was named First Team All-Big East, averaging a team-high 17.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 38 games.

The Toros travel to Reno to take on the Bighorns Tuesday, March 29 at 9:00 p.m. before returning home to face the Texas Legends Thursday, March 31 and Saturday, April 2 at the Cedar Park Center in the final two regular season games.