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Da'Sean Butler Joins West Virginia Staff
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Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

From ESPN.com's "Three-Point Shot" which is written by Andy Katz:

One of the most iconic images from Bob Huggins' tenure at West Virginia so far was him comforting Da'Sean Butler on the court in the Final Four against Duke in Indianapolis in 2010 after Butler suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Huggins and Butler shared a special bond. Butler got Huggs and Huggs was incredibly loyal to his star forward. Now the two are reunited again. Butler is recovering from his third knee surgery and can't play professionally this season -- so Huggins has added him to the Mountaineers staff as a graduate assistant. I'm not sure there has been a player that has understood playing for Huggins as much as Butler since the early Cincinnati teams in the 1990s. Butler will be a tremendous asset for a young West Virginia team that is transitioning into the Big 12. Huggins' staffs have traditionally been older and experienced in the sport. Having Butler join the crew, even if it's just for one season, will give the Mountaineers a jolt of youthful energy. 

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