By: Devon Trenkle
Hometown: Elmont, NY
Senior Billy Butler played in all 31 games for the men’s basketball team at C.W. Post last season, appearing in the starting lineup nine times. He averaged 25.1 minutes per contest and was second on the team with 121 assists for a 3.9 average per game. He averaged 6.4 points per game and notched 49 steals. He recorded a double-double against Mercy College in the 2010-2011 season with 11 assists and 13 points, then he dished out 10 assists against Bridgeport later that season. He played a couple of his best games last season in the East Coast Conference Championships, when he scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Queens College in the semifinals. The following night, he scored another 13 points and added six assists and three steals in the Pioneers’ ECC Championship victory over Bridgeport.
How long have you been playing for the C.W. Post Basketball team?
I’ve been playing for three years now.
What made you choose Post?
I chose Post because it was closer to home than my previous college, Eastern Wyoming Community College.
How do you feel about Post now?
I feel like Post is a great place for me; the campus is nice, the gym is nice, and I love the friends I’ve made here.
What lesson(s) will you take from Post?
The coaches I’ve had here taught me how to work hard and how to work through adversity.
What is the best memory you have with the team?
The best memories I have are going to Las Vegas with the team in 2009 and winning the ECCs last year.
How do you feel Post has prepared you for your future?
Post has matured me and taught me so many things I need to take [with me] to the real world.
What do you want to do after you graduate from Post?
After I graduate from Post, I want to continue playing basketball or coach.
How is the season looking for the team?
The season is going great so far. We are currently 4-1, and we are working hard to get back to the NCAA’s this year.
What will you miss the most from Post?
I’ll miss the people and how fun it was to be here.