Eagle of the Week

Spencer Butterfield
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Butterfield already proved his versatility this fall on the football field, where he transitioned from a star wide receiver to a blocking tight end who caught far fewer passes in the offense. The senior has established himself as even more flexible on the basketball court this season, where he’s just as comfortable posting up and finishing strong inside as a forward as he is slashing through traffic to the hoop as point guard. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Butterfield, who scored 18.6 points per game to lead the Golden Eagles last winter, scored a season-high 34 points against Division I Sheldon at the Common Good Classic last weekend. He’ll visit the University of San Diego on Jan. 30 and hopes to make his college decision soon thereafter. “I’m talking to a few people,” he said. “I’ve got a few walk-on opportunities, but not many scholarship offers.” He has expressed interest in continuing his football career at Brigham Young, Sacramento State, UNLV and Washington State, among other schools. What I’ll miss most about high school: “Seeing everybody every day, having that closeness together.” What I’ll miss least about high school: “It’s hard to say. I love high school, but in college I’ll be able to choose more of my classes so that’s good.” Favorite pregame meal: “Subway. I like the Turkey Breast & Ham sandwich.” Person who I admire most: 2008 Del Oro graduate Jake Lovisolo, who played one season of basketball with Butterfield. “He’s just hard work all the time. He taught me that no matter what you do, as long as you give your all, it will pay off. My sophomore year what I came up to play varsity, he and I became very close.” What’s on my iPod: “Everything from Will Smith to Michael Jackson. There are a ton of them. I like it all.” Dream job: “Owning my own business.” What part of my game is strongest: “Driving is the best part about my game.” What part of my game needs the most work: “I could improve on my shooting.” Favorite T.V. show: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” What I like best about basketball: “I like the pace of the game. It’s back-and-forth all the time. There’s not a lot of standing around.” A sport I’ve always wanted to try: “Lacrosse seems pretty cool.” If I could set any record in any sport: “I’ve love to have the most assists in basketball, just because it shows that I distribute the ball. The reason our team is good is because everybody’s able to score.” Favorite athlete: “LeBron James.” Most famous person I’ve met: “I was in the same hotel with [X Games motocross legend] Travis Pastrana. I sat in the hot tub with him.” Favorite hobby: “Working on cars, fixing things.”