ICYMI Thursday: Da’Sean Butler, Truck Bryant, and More

ICYMI Thursday: Da’Sean Butler, Truck Bryant, and More

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  In this round of ICYMI Thursday (formerly Thirsty Thursday News and Notes), we get you caught up on some Mountaineers not named Kevin Jones (we’ll do that later today).

  With the NBA Draft tonight, many people think that sports news will start to slow down until the start of NFL Training Camps. Not necessarily. In the coming weeks, you will hear about where former Mountaineers like Da’Sean Butler, Alex Ruoff, Casey Mitchell, Truck Bryant, and Joe Alexander will go. Did we mention Noel Devine will play in his first regular season CFL game this weekend with the Montreal Alouettes? There is also Arena League Football heading towards their Playoffs with Scooter Berry and Kent Richardson contributing greatly to their teams. We’re also looking at Larry Ford to take the next step in his career journey.

  You can keep it tuned to WVUPros for the latest on these players, as well as a look ahead to the NFL. For now, let’s get you caught up on some news and notes In Case You Missed It:

Darryl “Truck” Bryant

  Bryant had a workout with the Sacramento Kings on Monday. His first of the pre-Draft process. He tells us that the workout went “very well.” He may have also worked out with the Knicks on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  He told us that he could have worked out for seven different teams had he not had to switch agents at the beginning of June.

Da’Sean Butler

  Butler talked to Michael Carvelli of the Daily Athenaeum about how he still working towards his NBA Dream.

John Flowers

  Flowers let his followers know what he was up to since he arrived back in the States after playing in Japan last season. A little about his experiences in Japan, his basketball camp, working out with Butler and Alex Ruoff, and more in his latest post on Flo’s World. 

  Flowers signed with Denain Voltaire in France this past weekend, so he is gearing up to head overseas. His first pre-season game with the team will be on August 24.

Jedd Gyorko

  Getting promoted to AAA has done little to slow the hot-hitting infielder. He has 15 homers and 50 RBI in 70 games this season between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson. He is hitting .329 with the Tuscon Padres and .300 overall in 2012.

  The organization moved Gyorko from 3rd base to 2nd while he was still with San Antonio to accelerate his climb to the Major League squad. That move may not have been needed. Padres 3rd baseman, Chase Headley, is the subject of many trade rumors. If the team parts with Headley, look for Gyorko to get the call-up.


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