David Butler (basketball, born 1966)

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David Butler
Personal information
Born (1966-10-31) October 31, 1966 (age 51)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Calvin Coolidge
(Washington, D.C.)
College San Jacinto CC (1986–1988)
UNLV (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2001
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1990–1991 Filodoro Napoli
1991–1992 Paşabahçe
1992 Iraklis Thessaloniki B.C.
1992–1993 Galatasaray
1993–1994 Columbus Horizon
1994–1995 CB Peñas Huesca
1995–1996 Oyak Renault
1996–1997 Achilleas
1997–1998 Mayagüez
1999–2000 Achilleas
2000–2001 Keravnos B.C.
Career highlights and awards

David Butler (born October 31, 1966) is a retired American basketball player. He won an NCAA championship as a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and played professionally in several countries, including a stint with Liga ACB in Spain.

Butler, a post player from Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D. C., attended San Jacinto Junior College where he was a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American in 1988.[1] He was recruited to UNLV by coach Jerry Tarkanian and was a starter on the Rebels' 1990 NCAA championship team as a senior. Butler scored 1,073 points (15.6 points per game) in his two-year Rebel career.[2]

Following the completion of his college career, Butler was not selected in the 1990 NBA Draft. He played professionally in Italy, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Puerto Rico and Greece. He also had a stint with the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association.


  1. ^ 2011 NJCAA men's basketball record book, accessed September 9, 2011
  2. ^ 2010-11 UNLV men's basketball media guide, accessed September 9, 2011

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