April 17, 2012
Spencer Butterfield of Yuba College and Del Oro headed to Utah State

butter1.jpgSpencer Butterfield of Del Oro High School and Yuba College fame has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Utah State, a program with 13 consecutive postseason tournament appearances.

A guard, Butterfield was the emotional and physical heart and soul leader of Yuba College this past season. The sophomore could shoot with range, attack the rim and defend, and he had little regard for his body. Butterfield crashed for rebounds or onto the floor for a loose ball. Yuba coach Doug Cornelius called Butterfield the most competitive athlete he has coached, a "grinder and a grunt." Both powered the 49ers to the state championship game, just the third boys team in regional history to pull that feat.

The 6-foot-3 Butterfield averaged 15 points and seven rebounds.
- By Joe Davidson
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