BAKERSFIELD, March 9, 2012 Ė The Bakersfield Jam have re-acquired center Brian Butch, the team announced today.
Brian Butch, 6-11/240 Center, returns to Bakersfield after participating in the New Orleans Hornets training camp. Butch averaged 19.8 points and 12.5 rebounds in 4 games with the Jam this season, recording three double-doubles.
He sat out last season due to a leg injury he suffered at the 2010 NBA Summer League. His basketball comeback began when he was named to the USA Basketball Menís Pan American Games Team, helping the team defeat the Dominican Republic for a Bronze Medal on October 30, 2011. The 2010 NBA D-League All-Star Most Valuable Player and 2010 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year, Butch received a GATORADE Call-Up to the Denver Nuggets in April, 2010. Butch appeared in 39 games, 38 starts, for Bakersfield during the 2009-10 season, averaging 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds (second in the NBA D-League) and 1.7 assists. He played collegiately for Wisconsin.
The current roster now stands at 11 players.