ALBA Berlin signs three-point ace Butterfield

Jul 25, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
ALBA Berlin signs three-point ace Butterfield

ALBA Berlin signed elite shooter Spencer Butterfield for the coming season. Butterfield (1.91 meters, 24 years old) arrives from French side Nanterre, with which he averaged 13.7 points on 52.9% three-point shooting plus 3.9 rebounds in helping the team win the FIBA Europe Cup. He set a competition record for threes when he made 11 of 13 en route to 39 points in a quarterfinal victory over Muratbey Usak Sportif. Butterfield came up big in the Europe Cup finals with averages of 15.5 points on 6-of-9 shooting from downtown, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He also posted 12.2 points on 41% three-point shooting and 4.2 rebounds per game in the French League. Butterfield started his professional basketball career in 2014 with Spanish second-division outfit Melilla Baloncesto and played for Juventus in Lithuania before joining Nanterre.

"I chose ALBA because it is a great club with an excellent reputation," Butterfield said. "I am glad to be part of a program that always plays top-level basketball in both the German league and in Europe."