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Da'Sean
Butler
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

Athletic swingman … has put on more than 30 pounds since coming to West Virginia … athletic forward who can get to the basket … outstanding shooter … solid on the boards … tireless worker in the gymnasium … long forward who is an excellent passer … can score as well as he can pass … has scored 1,441 career points at WVU, ranking 17th in school history … has 75 career double-figure scoring games with 14 games of 20 or more points … has seven career double-doubles … averaging 13.3 points for his career … ranks 10th in career 3-point field goals at WVU with 135 … played for USA Basketball at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia, where he averaged 8.6 points per contest.

At West Virginia (2008-09): Named second team all-BIG EAST ... chosen by his teammates as Team MVP … his 43 points against Villanova marked the most points by a BIG EAST player in a league game since 2003 … led the Mountaineers in scoring at 17.1 points per game … was second on the team in rebounding at 5.9 points per contest … started all 35 contests, averaging 33.1 minutes per contest … shot 42.9 percent from the field, 35.0 percent from 3-point range and 76.0 percent from the free throw line … dished out 60 assists and had 45 steals … 30 games in double figures with 12 games of 20 or more points … had five double figure rebounding games and four double-doubles … scored 19 points against Elon ... had 12 points against Longwood ... had 12 points against Delaware State ... scored 12 points vs. Iowa ... nine rebounds vs. Kentucky ... double-double with 22 points and 10 boards at Ole Miss ... game-high 18 points against Cleveland State ... double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds vs. Davidson ... went over 1,000 points for his career with 28 points against Miami U. ... 11 points vs. Radford ... named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 8, Dec. 22 and Jan. 19) ... scored 16 points at Ohio State ... scored 18 points and grabbed nine boards at Seton Hall ... 13 points and five steals against UConn ... 16 points at Marquette ... had 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Marshall ... team-high 27 points against USF ... had 27 points and eight rebounds at Georgetown ... scored 21 points and grabbed six boards vs. Pitt ... scored 21 points on 5-of-7 from 3-point range vs. St. John’s ... game-high 23 points and eight rebounds at Louisville ... scored game-high 23 points at Syracuse ... had 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Providence ... finished with 43 points vs. Villanova, becoming the first player in 31 years to score 40 points in a game ... 19 points vs. Notre Dame ... 12 boards at USF ... double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. DePaul ... 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Louisville ... 20 points vs. Notre Dame ... 16 points vs. Pitt ... 21 points and six rebounds vs. Syracuse ... 12 points vs. Dayton … played for USA Basketball in the summer of 2009.

At West Virginia (2007-08): Started all 37 games as a sophomore … third on the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game … second on the team in rebounding with 6.2 boards per game … led WVU in offensive rebounds with 86 on the season … averaged 30.6 minutes per game … shot 49.5 percent from the field … also dished out 64 assists on the season … posted 28 games in double figures … had three double-figure rebounding games … scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Xavier in the NCAA Sweet 16 … 19 points vs. Arizona ... 16 points against Georgetown ... 17 points against UConn and Providence ... double-double with 18 points and 10 boards vs. St. John’s ... scored 10 points against Pitt ... double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds at DePaul ... scored 15 points vs. Seton Hall ... had 12 points vs. Rutgers and Georgetown ... game-high 18 points vs. Marshall, including the game-winning basket with five seconds to go ... first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against USF ... game-high 19 points and nine rebounds vs. St. John’s ... 13 points and six rebounds against Syracuse ... scored 13 points vs. Marquette and Providence ... scored 15 points vs. Oklahoma ... had 14 points at Radford ... scored 14 points and grabbed nine board vs. UMBC ... scored 18 points against Duquesne ... had 13 points vs. Auburn ... scored 13 points vs. New Mexico State ... team-high 16 points against Tennessee ... started his first game with 14 points and nine rebounds in the opener vs. Arkansas-Monticello … played for Athletes in Action in the summer of 2008.

At West Virginia (2006-07): Posted one of the best freshman seasons in school history … named to the BIG EAST all-rookie team … averaged 10.1 points per game, playing in all 36 games ... averaged 23.3 minutes off the bench ... had a season-high 21 points at Seton Hall ... shot 48 percent from the field ... scored 11 points in his first game as a Mountaineer against Mount St. Mary’s ... game-high 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench against Slippery Rock ... had eight points against Canisius ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for Nov. 20 ... scored eight points against Arkansas ... scored nine points against NC State ... had 10 points and six rebounds against Duquesne ... scored 14 points in 24 minutes vs. The Citadel ... scored 12 points in 15 minutes vs. UMES ... scored 16 points against Connecticut ... scored seven points against Villanova ... had six points against St. John’s ... scored nine points with a career-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame ... scored 12 points and had six rebounds against USF ... scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Cincinnati ... scored 17 points at Rutgers ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 ... team-high 14 points vs. Pitt ... 13 points vs. UCLA ... 11 points vs. Seton Hall ... 10 points at Pitt ... scored 17 points vs. Louisville in BIG EAST quarterfinals ... nine points vs. Delaware St. ... scored 10 points vs. UMass ... scored 20 points against Clemson in the NIT finals.

In High School: Earned all-state honors after scoring 15.1 points per game as a senior at Bloomfield Tech ... led the team in rebounding at 11 boards per contest ... scored 1,044 career points ... helped Bloomfield Tech win 97 games, three NJSIAA Group 1 titles and the 2006 Essex County tournament ... averaged 15.7 points per game as a junior ... earned first team all-Essex County honors as a junior and senior ... was named Essex County player of the year ... played in the Jordan All-American Classic regional game ... played AAU basketball for the New Jersey Elite.

Personal: Son of Koreena Butler and Ira Puryear ... birthday is January 25 ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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