Jimmy Butler - Draft Prospect Profile

Jimmy Butler - Draft Prospect Profile

Height: 6-7 Weight: 220lbs
Position:G/F
Hometown: Tomball, Texas

2010-11 Season Notes: All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention ... Posted a game-high 18 points in the season opener vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12), including 7-of-12 shooting from the field to go along with three blocks ... Finished with 11 points vs. Bucknell (Nov. 14) ... Registered 13 points and went 7-of-7 from the free throw line vs. Green Bay (Nov. 17) ... Tallied a game-high 20 points and nine rebounds and added four assists and three steals vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20) ... Scored a season-high 22 points with nine field goals vs. Duke (Nov. 22), including a team-high six rebounds ... Matched that performance with 22 points and six boards vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 23) the following night and was named to the all-tournament team of the CBE Classic ... One of two MU players to score in double figures vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 27) with 13 points, including 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw line ... Had a season-high 11 rebounds and added eight points vs. Longwood (Dec. 4) ... Was 5-of-7 shooting from the field and was one rebound shy of a double-double with 15 points and a team-high nine boards vs. Texas A&M-CC (Dec. 7) ... Scored a team-high 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 11) ... Recorded his first double-double of the season vs. Centenary (Dec. 18) with 10 points and season-high 12 rebounds ... Finished with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field vs. Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 21) ... Tallied a team-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29) ... Scored 10 points vs. West Virginia (Jan. 1) with six assists ... Scored 16 points vs. Rutgers (Jan. 5) and was 8-of-9 from the foul line ... Shot 9-of-10 from the charity stripe and pitched in 17 points and seven rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 8) ... Finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 10) ... Led team with nine rebounds and three steals and added 15 points, including 7-of-9 shooting from the foul line vs. Louisville (Jan. 15) ... Scored 20 points vs. DePaul (Jan. 18) by shooting 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line to go along with eight rebounds and four steals, matching a career-high ... Scored 12 points vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 22) and his three 3-pointers tied a career-high ... Became the 42nd player in MU history to reach 1,000 career points with his first basket against Connecticut (Jan. 25); led team with 21 points vs. the Huskies and added eight boards ... Posted 11 of his 19 points vs. Syracuse (Jan. 29) in the second half, including a pair of late 3-pointers to help secure the win; also had a team-high eight rebounds ... Scored 15 points vs. Villanova (Feb. 2), including 11 points in the second half and reached the 500-rebound mark for his career .,.. Had a team-high six boards vs. USF (Feb. 9), in addition to 12 points and five assists ... Chipped in 10 points, a team-high three assists and two steals vs. Georgetown (Feb. 13) ... Matched a season-high with nine field goals on 13 shot attempts and led MU with 23 points vs. St. John's (Feb. 15) ... Shot 7-of-9 from the field en route to a team-high 16 points vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 19) ... Played a career-high 44 minutes at Connecticut (Feb. 24) and scored 16 points with seven rebounds ... Tallied 15 points vs. Providence (Feb. 27) ... Poured in a career-high 30 points vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 2) and was 15-of-17 from the free throw line, setting career highs in free throws made and attempted ... Had 20 points and five rebounds, both team-highs, and was 11-of-13 from the foul line vs. Seton Hall (Mar. 5) ... Recorded a full stat line with 19 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists vs. Providence (Mar. 8) ... Led MU in scoring with 14 points vs. Louisville (Mar. 10) ... Recorded three steals and four assists, both team-highs, and scored 15 points in win over Xavier (Mar. 18); also had a solid defensive effort, helping hold XU guard Tu Holloway to five points on 1-of-8 shooting ... Had 10 points, three steals and three assists vs. Syracuse (Mar. 20) in NCAA Third Round ... Scored 14 points vs. North Carolina (Mar. 25) in NCAA Regional Semifinal.
Personal: Born September 14, 1989 in Houston, Texas ... son of Londa and Jimmy Butler ... one of four children ... will major in Communication Studies.