UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Maazin Butler, a 6-foot point guard from Tacoma, Wash., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. By Lowell Peterson University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Maazin Butler, a 6-foot point guard from Tacoma, Wash., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. “We are excited Maazin decided to join our basketball program at Montana Western,” Keller said. “He can play both the point and 2-guard positions, is a very good three-point shooter and has the ability to get to the rim and finish. Maazin will also be a great defender in our league.” Butler played the past two years at Butte College in Oroville, Calif. in the Golden Valley Conference (GVC). In the 2011-12 season, Butler averaged 14.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He made 104-293 (.355) field goal attempts, 47-140 (.336) three-point shots and 59-92 (.641) free throws. Butler, a Butte College Roadrunners team captain, led his team in scoring, steals and assists and was named to the GVC all-conference team. The Roadrunners finished second in the GVC at 7-3 and posted an overall record of 13-10. Butler is the son of Marnita Butler, who resides in Philadelphia, Penn. He has lived the past few years with his aunt and uncle, Helen and Ronald Shindell-Butler, in Tacoma, Wash. Butler plans to major in business administration at Montana Western.
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