Da’Sean Butler’s immediate future has been decided. From one year to the next, his professional career has sometimes been clouded in the shroud of repeated knee injuries. As he proved in his one season with Belgium’s Okapi Aalstar, the clouds are parting for clearer skies.
Butler signed to play with Champagne of the French Pro-A League for next season as first reported by Catch-and-Shoot.
He helped guide Okapi Aalstar to the league finals before falling in five games to Ostend. He proved himself to be durable by playing in every game, eliminating many questions as to whether his knee could hold up to the rigors of a full basketball season. In his one year with Okapi, he averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He went on to be voted as the League’s Best Forward.
Now, Champagne Chalons-Reims made a splash with the signing of Butler. The team finished in the middle of the pack in the league standings last season. After helping to guide Okapi on a playoff run this past season, Champagne hopes Butler can bring the same leadership and ability to them for a similar run next year.