American power forward Brian Butch (211 cm, Wisconsin’08) has signed on the dotted line at An Nahl Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates top flight. The 30-year old American center played the end of the 2014 season with Meralco Bolts (Philippines-PBA). He impressed with 27.5ppg and 21.0rpg over six games of the Commissioner’s Cup.
Butch started the 2013/14 season with the Bakersfield Jam (D-League) where he played 44 games and averaged well, with 12.9ppg and 10.9rpg. The quality Brian Butch has displayed attracted NBA attention in the past and the power forward has pre-seasoned with the Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, and the New Orleans Hornets. In 2010 Butch picked up the D-League award for Impact Player of the Year and also finished the 2010 D-League All-Star game as MVP.