As we move into the last week of May, there are two WVUPros remaining playing basketball: John Flowers and Da’Sean Butler. We tell you their current situations and have news on Kevin Jones Summer League pursuits and wrap up D’or Fischer’s season in Germany.
Flowers helped JL Bourg (France) earn a trip to the ProB Finals by winning the series against Evreux on Saturday. He had a sound effort in the deciding game, scoring 18 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Bourg will play against Poitiers starting on Thursday for the ProB title.
The all-around great play of Da’Sean Butler has helped lead Okapi Aalstar to the second round of the Ethias League (Belgium) Playoffs. Okapi took Game 1 against Belfius Mons-Hainaut last Wednesday. Butler tied for a team-high 20 points while getting to the free-throw line 11 times, making nine.
Hainaut took the next two games in the series and has a 2-1 advantage over Butler and Okapi as they head for Game 4 on Wednesday. Butler had 21 and 22 points in the two losses.
Jones wrapped up his nine-game season with the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippines and has been back in the states for a few weeks. He sat down with Geoff Coyle of WVIllustrated to talk about playing overseas and the state of the current Mountaineer basketball team. You can watch that interview here.
He also talked about his plans for the summer. He said that he and his agent are looking to join NBA clubs that will play in both Summer Leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas. Now two years out of WVU, Jones has been injured the past two summers and has not had a chance to show what he can do against NBA level competition. Now that he is healthy, he will have a very good chance to show what he can do on the court in front of the entire league.
Fischer’s season with Brose Baskets (Germany) came to an end on May 15th in a Playoff loss to the Artland Dragons. Fischer had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds in the deciding game.
He joined the team part of the way into their season after a tryout with the Washington Wizards of the NBA and took a few games to acclimate himself. He went on to average nearly 11 points and seven rebounds per game while, of course, swatting shots to the tune of 2.6 per game.