WASHINGTON (WUSA9)--Former George Mason basketball star Natalie Butler has a new title.
Butler can now call herself a professional basketball player for Belfius Namur Capitale in Belgium.
According to Mason's website, Butler said. "I think it is going to be a great experience. The coach there worked with Emma Meesseman and she plays for the Mystics. She is a post player and to see her development was also appealing to go to a coach who likes to work with post players. I'm going to use this as an opportunity to advance my game and enjoy the experience of playing overseas basketball."
Originally from Fairfax, VA, Butler stands at 6'5 and received the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors for her one season at George Mason.
In April of the year, she was drafted by the Dallas Wings in the WNBA and 30th overall.
She made history as the first Mason player to ever be drafted.
Though she went through training camp with the team for two weeks, when it came time for rosters to be set, she was waived.
"It was a great opportunity," Butler said. "There is a lot height on the Wings. There were two 6-8 girls. They had five centers on the roster. Aside from the three draft picks, everyone else was a returner. A lot of talent and I was excited to be able to go and learn from Coach (Fred) Williams and get feedback from the assistant coaches. I felt every day I got better throughout the camp. I thought I had a great camp. I thought I did some really, really great things. It is just they had a lot of people in my position. But it was overall a great experience and a great opportunity to go to Dallas."
We wish Natalie nothing but the best in her professional career.