Full Name:
James Caron Butler
Position:
Forward
College:
Connecticut
Height:
6-7
Weight:
235
Prep School:
Maine Central Institute
High School:
Park HS (Racine, Wis.)
Birthdate:
March 13, 1980
Birthplace:
Racine, Wis.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (10th overall) by the Miami Heat.

HIGHLIGHTS
Early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Played two seasons at Connecticut, becoming the 33rd player in school history to score 1,000 points (1,136).
Was the third-fastest player in school history to eclipse the 1000-point mark.
Scored in double figures in 62 of 63 career games, including his final 49 outings.
As a sophomore, named to the 10-member John Wooden All-American Team, Basketball News First Team All-American, Sporting News Second Team All-American, Basketball Times Third Team All-American and Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press.
Also named Co-MVP of the Big East along with Pittsburgh’s Brandin Knight.
Was a unanimous choice for the Big East All-Rookie Team as a freshman and a Third Team All-Big East selection.


AT CONNECTICUT
As a sophomore, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team.
Started all 34 games.
Led team in scoring (20.3 ppg) and was second in rebounding (7.5 rpg).
Scored in double figures in all 34 games.
Also averaged 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals.
Had 18 games with 20 or more points and seven with 25 or more.
Recorded six double-doubles.
Led team in scoring 24 times.
Scored 106 points in four NCAA Tournament games (26.5 ppg).
His average is the best in UConn NCAA Tournament history.
Became the only player in school history to score 30 points two times in NCAA Tournament play.
Had 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the Final Eight loss to eventual national champion Maryland.
Scored a career-high 34 points in the second round against NC State, second-highest tournament total in school history behind Ray Allen’s 36 points against UCLA in 1995.
Three-time Big East Player of the Week.

As a freshman, started 28 of 29 games.
Ranked first in the team in scoring (15.3 ppg).
Became one of eight UConn freshman to reach the 400-point plateau.
Also led the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (2.2 spg).
Scored in double figures 28 times.
Led team in scoring nine times, rebounding 14 times, assists 13 times and steals 16 times.
Scored a season-high 29 points, to go with 13 rebounds against Boston College.
Had 25 points and nine rebounds against Miami.
Recorded only the third triple double in school history with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against Rhode Island.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 29 28 151 347 .435 129 171 .754 221 89 63 9 445 15.3
2001-02 34 34 253 521 .486 155 199 .779 256 101 71 13 691 20.3
TOTALS 63 62 404 868 .465 284 370 .768 477 190 143 22 1136 18.0
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 14-for-46 (.304); 2001-02, 30-for-75 (.400). Totals: 44-for-121 (.364).