Da’Sean Butler is not the athlete or talent that Devin Ebanks is, but he will be the leader of this years West Virginia squad primed for a great season. Butler a hold over from the Belein era, has transitioned well into the more physical nature of Huggins brand of basketball. Looking back now, you would wonder how Belein ever recruited Butler in the first place.
We have seen Butler’s minutes and numbers steadily clime in his first three seasons. To improve on the 17 and 6 posted last season may be difficult with the emergence of Ebanks and sophomore Kevin Jones, but Butler still should be the go to guy.
It was reported by Huggins let he may have to run the point if Truck Bryant and Joe Mazzulla remained removed from the team, that is no longer an issue (shocking) and Butler can focus again on scoring the ball and working as a secondary ball handler.
While the lottery pick praise and potential Big POY status is being thrown on Ebanks, my guess is when WVU is on the cusp of the league title it will be Butler front and center