Wednesday, September 29, 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former Mountaineer forward Da’Sean Butler signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Miami Heat on Monday, starting a three-way competition for the last spot on the team’s roster.
Butler is the Heat’s 18th player under contract going into training camp, and he will compete against rookie guards Kenny Hasbrouck and Patrick Beverly, both having already signed two year deals.
The 2010 Big East Tournament MVP has not been cleared to participate in the initial weeks of training camp due to ongoing recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered during a Final Four game against Duke last April. Doctors believe that Butler’s knee will be fully healed in time for both formal workouts and the NBA season, however.
Butler averaged 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his 146 game career with West Virginia. He was the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient, and was one of ten finalists for the 2010 John R. Wooden award, which is awarded annually to the National Player of the Year in college basketball. He also finished as the third-leading scorer (2,095 points) in West Virginia history behind Jerry West and Rod Hundley.
Butler is one of two West Virginia players taken in this year’s draft; forward Devin Ebanks was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers. They are the second and third players drafted at West Virginia under fourth-year coach Bob Huggins.
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Kanye West collaborates once again with Bon Iver for “Lost In The World”.
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Rapper 6’6 240 releases updated version of WVU song ‘Gold N Blue’
Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 23:09
As West Virginia University football season dawns, students expect a new song each year to keep their Mountaineer pride alive: local rapper 6’6 240’s "Gold N Blue" anthem.
6’6 240, real name Lionel Jordan, debuted the 2011 installment of his "Gold N Blue" hits Wednesday on WVAQ.
While these school spiritpacked raps are nothing new to Jordan, who has released five "Gold N Blue" songs since 2005, he said with each year there is always new material to cover.
"This year there was a huge number of players that needed recognition; more than usual," Jordan said. "This year’s is the best one yet."
Jordan is a fan of WVU football himself, but said he does these songs out of what he feels is his duty to the Morgantown community and to all Mountaineer fans.
"I’ve always obviously been a fan of the Mountaineers," Jordan said. "But I definitely feel obligated to my fans to release these songs."
"My motivation absolutely comes from my dedication to the team and to the fans who I know greatly appreciate the team," Jordan said.
The rapper claimed he takes pride in doing his part in Mountaineer pride because it is something he respects and feels is unmatched in comparison to other universities.
"I’ve been all over the country, but no other college pride can compete with WVU. It’s unbelievable," Jordan said. "It’s the biggest family I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing."
Jordan said he is happy to be able to contribute a large piece of Mountaineer pride to the Morgantown community each year and plans to do so as long as he’s needed.
"It feels good to know that people are anxious to hear the new song with each start of the football season, and it’s like I get to do my part in motivating the team and the fans," Jordan said. "I’ll do it as long as I still have a voice."
"The Gold N Blue 2011" will be featured on 6’6 240’s newest album titled "Jackie Robinson," is set to be released sometime in September.
"The new album will be just like always – an EP with all of my talent, energy, hard work and good music," Jordan said.