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Jimmy Butler

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 67 games (all starts) in his third NBA season, averaged career-highs of 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists 1.9 steals and 0.5 blocks in 38.7 minutes.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Chicago): Appeared in all 82 games on the year (20 starts) and averaged 8.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg and 0.95 spg in 26.0 mpg, and shot .467 from the field, .381 from beyond the arc and .803 from the line … in 20 starts, he averaged 14.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 1.80 spg in 43.2 mpg, and shot .457 from the field, .458 from three-point territory and .776 from the stripe ... in 41 games after the season’s halfway point, he averaged 11.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg and 1.30 spg in 32.7 mpg, and shot .458 from the field, .425 from three and .773 from the free-throw line ... scored in double-digits 29 times, including four games with 20-plus points ... had five games with double-digit rebounds and three double-doubles ... led the Bulls in scoring five times and in rebounding once ... scored a career-high 28 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3FG, 5-6FT) versus TOR (04/09) ... recorded his first career 20/10 game with 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against NY (04/11) ... scored 16 points and had a career-high five steals against DET (03/31) ... had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards at BKN (04/04) ... scored 20 points (8-9 FT) and had nine rebounds at MIN (03/24) ... had his first career 20-plus point game with 20 points at IND (03/03) ... posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds at ATL (02/02) ... scored 16 points and reeled in 12 rebounds versus GS (01/25) ... made his first career start against MEM (01/19) and scored 18 points with eight rebounds … 2013 Playoffs: Started all 12 games and averaged 13.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.25 spg, 0.50 bpg, 40.8 mpg, .435 from the field, .405 from behind the arc and .818 from the stripe … played in 48:00 in five games, including three straight (05/02-05/06) … recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in 48:00 in Chicago’s Game 1 win in the Conference Semifinals at MIA (05/06).

2011-12 (Chicago): Appeared in 42 games on the year and averaged 2.6 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 8.5 mpg and shot .405 from the field and .768 from the line … tied his season high with 12 points and added four boards and two assists in 28:35 versus CLE (04/26) … posted eight points and two rebounds versus NY (03/12) … finished with eight points and five boards in a season-high 27:45 versus UTH (03/10) … played 20:43 minutes and posted seven points at NY (02/02) … scored a season-high 12 points (3-3 FG, 6-6 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in 12:00 at ATL (01/07) … tallied two points and two rebounds in his NBA debut versus MEM (01/01) … recorded 23 DNP-CD’s … 2012 Playoffs: Played a total of three minutes in three playoff games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (30th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 NBA Draft (06/23/11).

COLLEGE:
A three-year letterwinner at Marquette, he played in 106 games (69 starts) for the Golden Eagles and averaged 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.08 spg … for his career, he shot .508 from the field, .383 from behind the arc and .773 from the line … was a two-time All-Big East Honorable Mention selection … he left Marquette as one of 19 players in school history to post at least 1,000 points (1,277) and 500 rebounds (579) … prior to his arrival at Marquette, he earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors at Tyler (Texas) Junior College in 2007-08 … while at Tyler J.C., he averaged 18.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 3.1 apg … he was a first-team all-region selection and he guided the team to its first outright league title in 21 years … his senior season at Marquette, he became the 42nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points when he made his first basket of the night versus Connecticut (01/25/11) en route to 21 points and eight rebounds … as a senior, he appeared in 37 games (35 starts) and averaged 15.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.43 spg, 34.6 mpg and shot .490 from the field, .383 from three-point range and .783 from the stripe … was named MU’s Most Improved Player following his junior season … his junior season he made 34 appearances (all starts), and he posted averages of 14.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.32 spg, 34.3 mpg and shot .530 from the floor, .500 from downtown and .766 from the line … in 35 appearances off of the bench as a sophomore, he posted 5.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 19.6 mpg and shot .514 from the field and .768 from the free throw line … he also earned MU’s “Super Sub” Award following his first season on campus at Marquette … as a freshman at Tyler Junior College, he averaged 18.1 ppg (third in the league), 7.7 rpg, 3.1 apg and shot .548 from the field and .422 from behind the arc … he helped lead the Apaches to a record of 25-4 and a national ranking of 10th in the country (NJCAA) in 2007-08.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jimmy Butler III … majored in Communication Studies … was a two-year letterwinner at Tomball High School and earned first-team all district his senior season when he averaged 19.9 ppg and 8.7 rpg.

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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: September 14, 1989
From: Marquette University
Draft: 1st Round (30th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Marquette/USA

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