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Miami Heat | #22 | Forward

Jimmy

Butler

PPG

21.4

RPG

5.9

APG

5.5

PIE

16.4

HEIGHT

6'7" (2.01m)

WEIGHT

230lb (104kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Marquette

AGE

33 years

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1989

DRAFT

2011 R1 Pick 30

EXPERIENCE

11 Years

6'7" | 230lb | 33 years

DRAFT

2011 R1 Pick 30

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1989

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Marquette

EXPERIENCE

11 Years

Player Bio

Jimmy Butler III was born on September 14, 1989 in Tomball, TX. A two-time letter winner at Tomball High School, Butler averaged 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a senior en route to First Team All-District honors. He was also a team captain during his senior season. Butler initially attended Tyler Junior College before transferring to the University of Marquette. As a freshman at the junior college level, Butler averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Follow Butler on Twitter and Instagram @JimmyButler. Prior to heading to Marquette to play for coach Buzz Williams, Butler spent a season at Tyler Junior College, where he averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. The 6-foot-7 wing came off the bench as a sophomore and put up 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game. Butler moved into the starting lineup as a junior and was second on the team with 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds (behind senior forward Lazar Hayward). He was held to eight points in the first-round loss of the NCAA Tournament to Washington. Butler continued to grind for the Golden Eagles as a senior. He provided 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The guard put up a pair of double-doubles, including 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a win over Providence in the Big East tournament. He helped Marquette into the Sweet 16 with wins over Xavier and Syracuse by logging a combined 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and six steals. He earned All-Big East Honorable Mention in his junior and senior seasons. He declared himself eligible for the 2011 NBA Draft, where he was chosen by the Chicago Bulls with the 30th overall pick.