Jamar Butler
Full Name: Jamar Butler
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 185
Birthdate: September 27, 1986
High School: Shawnee HS
College: Ohio State
 

Ohio State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 12 36 108 .333 28 32 .875 14 61 .230 58 74 21 1 114 3.60
2005-06 31 30 96 218 .440 74 92 .804 48 116 .414 101 144 29 6 314 10.1
2006-07 39 39 104 264 .394 47 55 .855 76 202 .376 80 142 38 4 331 8.50
2007-08 37 36 184 428 .430 82 87 .943 104 271 .384 109 219 49 1 554 15.0
Totals 139 117 420 1018 .413 231 266 .868 242 650 .372 348 579 137 12 1313 9.40

Career Highlights: Holds OSU career records with 579 assists, 242 three-pointers made, 139 games played and 105 wins, and finished 23rd all-time in scoring with 1,313 points. Named MVP of the 2008 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Senior (2007-08): Helped lead Ohio State to postseason NIT title, averaging 17.8 points and 6.0 assists in five games, while shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc. Led the nation in free throw percentage (.943), including a school-record 38 straight in 13 games from Dec. 10, 2007-Jan. 26, 2008. Set OSU single-season record with 104 three-pointers made and finished with second-highest assist mark (219). Played 40 or more minutes in 13 games. Scored a career-high 32 points, including 15 straight in the second half, vs. Illinois. Recorded first career double-double with 17 points and 10 assists vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay. Also recorded double-doubles with 22 points and 12 assists vs. UMBC, and 11 assists and 10 boards vs. Northwestern.

Junior (2006-07): Finished second in Big Ten in assist-turnover ratio (2.41), eighth in assists (3.7 apg) and ninth in three-point field goals made (76). Played 30 or more minutes in 28 of teamís 39 games. Recorded 13 points in 43 minutes in OT win vs. Xavier in NCAA Second Round. Tied career high with five three pointers en route to 17 points and five assists vs. Central Connecticut in NCAA First Round. Scored 12 points and dished out four assists in win over Memphis in South Regional Final. Contributed 10 points and four assists in 34 minutes in National Semifinal vs. Georgetown. Shot 85.5 percent from free throw line on the season.

Sophomore (2005-06): Finished second in league in assist-turnover ratio (2.53), fifth in three-point percentage (.414), sixth in assists (4.7 apg) and seventh in free throw percentage (.804). Averaged 11.3 points and 5.0 assists in Big Ten Tournament, including team-high 19 points and six assists vs. Iowa in Championship game. Poured in a season-high 22 points, including five treys, in win over Illinois.

Freshman (2004-05): Started final 12 games of the season and finished as top freshman foul shooter in Big Ten (.875). Recorded only 31 turnovers in 610 minutes, and tallied 74 assists and 21 steals on the season. Recorded at least one assist in 29 games, including a season-high six twice vs. Penn State.

Strengths: Combines good speed and quickness with solid court vision, as well as the ability to knock down perimeter shots. Takes care of the ball, posting an excellent assist-to-turnover ratio in college.

Personal: Son of Melton and Nancy Butler. Has four siblings. Majoring in African American & African Studies.



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