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Prospect Profile

Da'Sean Butler

  • Full Name: Da'Sean Christopher Butler
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 230
  • Birthdate: January 1, 1988
  • College: West Virginia
Miami Heat Round 2: Pick 42
West Virginia
2006-07 36 0 135 281 0.480 53 80 0.663 39 113 0.345 127 37 46 3 362 10.7
2007-08 37 37 186 376 0.495 73 114 0.640 34 93 0.366 228 64 26 7 479 12.9
2008-09 35 35 212 494 0.429 114 150 0.760 62 177 0.350 208 60 45 10 600 17.1
2009-10 38 38 208 503 0.414 168 213 0.789 70 198 0.354 237 119 37 15 654 17.2

Career Highlights: First Team All-Big East as a senior. Named Big East Championship Most Outstanding Player. A member of the NCAA East Region All-Tournament team.  Winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. Scored 2,095 points during his career, ranking third in school history behind Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley. Named to the John Wooden All-America team, Basketball Times First Team All-American and NABC Third Team All-American. Finalist for the John Wooden Award and Naismith Award. Winningest player in school history with 107 wins. Scored the second-most points (134) in school history in NCAA Tournament games behind Jerry West. Also ranks among school leaders in career double-figuring scoring games (1st, 108), field goals (3rd, 741), three-pointers (4th, 205), free throws (5th, 408), rebounds (11th, 800) and steals (12th, 154).


Senior (2009-10): Averaged a team-high 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior. Played a school-record 1,360 minutes and pacing West Virginia with 119 assists and 37 steals. Tore the ACL in his left knee in a Final Four loss to eventual national champion Duke. It was the Mountaineers first Final Four appearance since 1951. Helped WVU win a school-record 31 games. Five of those victories included game-winning baskets he converted, including a three-pointer as time expired vs. Cincinnati in the Big East quarterfinals and a lay-up with 4.2 seconds vs. Georgetown in the Big East finals. Earned Big East Championship Most Outstanding Player and First Team All-Big East honors. Selected to the East Region All-Tournament team. Recorded a season-high 33 points, including 7-of-7 from three-point range, at St. John’s. Notched a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds at Pitt. Totaled 28 points vs. Missouri and 27 vs. Louisville. Had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists on Senior Night vs. Georgetown. Won Big East Player of the Week for March 7.


Junior (2008-09): Led the Mountaineers in scoring (17.1 ppg) and finished second in rebounding (5.9 rpg). Named Second Team All-Big East. Chosen by his teammates as Team MVP.  Had 12 games of 20 or more points and four double-doubles. Had a career-high 43 points vs. Villanova, becoming the first WVU player in 31 years to score 40 points in a game. It was also the most points by a Big East player in a league game since 2003. Totaled 24 points and 14 rebounds vs. Davidson. Had a team-high 27 points against South Florida. Registered 27 points and eight rebounds at Georgetown. Collected 23 points and eight rebounds at Louisville. Scored 23 points at Syracuse.


Sophomore (2007-08):Started all 37 games, finishing third on the team in scoring (12.9 ppg) and second in rebounding (6.2 rpg). Scored in double figures in 28 games and had three double-doubles. Scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Xavier in the Sweet 16. Had 19 points vs. Arizona.  Totaled 18 points and 10 boards vs. St. John’s and 14 points and 13 rebounds at DePaul. Notched a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds vs. St. John’s. Hit the game-winning basket with five seconds left vs. Marshall, finishing with a game-high 18 points. Played for Athletes in Action in the summer of 2008.


Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 10.1 points in 23.3 minutes off the bench. Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Scored 20 points in a win over Clemson in the NIT finals. Scored 17 points vs. Louisville in the Big East quarterfinals. Netted a game-high 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench against Slippery Rock. Tallied 16 points against UConn. Collected nine points with a season-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame. Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Cincinnati. Posted 17 points at Rutgers. Named Big East Rookie of the Week on Feb. 5 and Feb. 12.


Strengths: Good strength and great instincts. Solid mid-range shooter, scores in traffic and moves well off the ball. Hits big shots down the stretch. Versatile contributor. Excellent passer. Good offensive rebounder. Possesses a lot of intangibles.


Personal: Made the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll at West Virginia.

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