Mad Ants Acquire Brian Butch
FORT WAYNE, IN (February 3, 2014) -The Fort Wayne Mad Ants presented by the Lutheran Health Network have acquired forward Brian Butch in a trade with the Bakersfield Jam. Bakersfield traded Butch to the Mad Ants for Fort Wayne's original 2014 second round D-League Draft pick and the returning player rights to Anthony Richardson.
Butch, a 6'11" forward out of Wisconsin, has played for the Bakersfield Jam for four seasons, earning a spot on the NBA D-League All-Star team in 2010 where he scored 18 points and 13 rebounds in the All-Star game and was selected as the NBA D-League All-Star game MVP. In four seasons with Bakersfield, Butch has averaged 14.4 points and 10.6 rebounds over 129 games for the Jam. He was named to the All D-League First Team after averaging 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game during the 2012-13 season. Butch recorded a season high 32 points and 18 rebounds on November 26, 2013 in a 139-140 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Butch will make his debut for the Mad Ants on Wednesday night as Fort Wayne travels to Erie for a 7:00pm tip-off. The Mad Ants will return to Fort Wayne to play the Sioux Falls Skyforce Saturday, February 8th at 7:30pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. For tickets, call the Mad Ants office at 260-469-HOOP!
• Discuss this story on the NBA G League message board...
NBA G League Stories from February 3, 2014
- Armor Win Third Straight, Top BayHawks 104-98 - Springfield Armor
- Jam Trade Brian Butch to Fort Wayne - Bakersfield Jam
- Mad Ants Acquire Brian Butch - Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- Pierre Jackson Named to the Eighth Annual NBA Development League All-Star Game - Idaho Stampede
- Manny Harris and Malcolm Thomas Named to 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Team - Los Angeles D-Fenders
- Hilton Armstrong, Seth Curry & Dewayne Dedmon Named NBA D-League All-Stars - Santa Cruz Warriors
- Jeffers, Varnado Selected to NBA D-League All-Star Game - Iowa Wolves
- Hamilton, Liggins Named 2014 NBA Development League All-Stars - Sioux Falls Skyforce
- Kevin Jones Chosen as 2014 NBA D-League All-Star - Canton Charge
- Four Vipers Selected to Play in Eighth Annual NBA Development League All-Star Game - Rio Grande Valley Vipers
- Howard Named to NBA D-League All-Star Team - Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- Eighth Annual NBA Development League All-Star Game Features 16 Players with NBA Experience - G League
- Los Angeles' Terrence Williams Named NBA Development League Player of the Month - G League
- Idaho's Kevin Murphy Named NBA Development League Performer of the Week - G League
- Former Globetrotter to Perform at Halftime - Erie BayHawks
- Philadelphia 76ers Recall Lorenzo Brown - Delaware Blue Coats
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Fort Wayne Mad Ants Stories
- Alize Johnson Leads Offensive Surge for Mad Ants against Red Claws
- Mad Ants Pick up First Win of the Season against Erie
- Pacers Assign Alize Johnson and Edmond Sumner to Fort Wayne
- Mad Ants Acquire Ben Moore, Release Michael Orris
- Pacers Assign Ike Anigbogu to Fort Wayne