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Jimmy Butler

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medal: 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. 

  • Member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team that compiled an 8-0 record to capture a third-straight Olympic gold medal from Aug. 6-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Played in all eight games and averaged 5.6 ppg. to go with 2.5 rpg. and 1.4 apg. Shot 34.2 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from 3-point and 94.4 percent from the foul line (17-18).

  • Member of the 2016 USA National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged 4.2 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 1.2 apg. and tied for a team-high 1.6 spg. Started one game.
  • Named a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on June 27, 2016.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball National Team on Aug. 6, 2015.
  • Selected a member of the 2014 USA Select Team, but was unable to participate due to injury.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2017 and 2018 All-NBA third team. 
  • Named NBA All-Defensive second team four times (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018).
  • Named the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player.
  • Five-time (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020) NBA All-Star Team selection.
  • Named to the 2020 Team LeBron for the NBA All-Star Game, 
  • Selected a 2018 Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, but did not play due to injury.

  • Started for the 2017 Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in New Orleans. Recorded 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 19.5 minutes of game time.

  • Selected a 2016 Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in Toronto, but did not play due to injury.

  • Selected a 2015 Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in New York. Recorded 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals in 9 minutes of game time.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Ranks 183rd in NBA all-time regular season career free throw percentage (.8121).
  • Became the first Chicago Bulls player to be named the NBA's Most Improved player in 2014-15.
  • Led the NBA in 2014-15 in minutes played (2513).

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his eighth NBA season playing 10 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves before being traded, finishing the season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Was acquired by the Miami Heat from the Philadelphia 76ers in a four-team trade on July 6, 2019.
  • Has appeared in 523 games, started in 418 games during his eight-year NBA career and has averaged 16.7 ppg. (8,730 points), 4.9 rpg. (2577 rebounds), 3.5 apg.(1805 assists), 1.57 spg. (822 steals) and 32.9 minutes (17,228 minutes), while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from 3-point and 83.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared 55 career postseason games, started 52, has averaged 17.3 ppg., 5.5 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 1.5 spg., while shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 35.0 percent from 3-point and 82.9 from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 65 games in 2018-19, averaged 18.7 ppg. (35th in NBA), 5.3 rpg., career-high 4.0 apg., 1.9 spg. (5th in NBA), shot 46.2 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from 3-point and 85.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 10 games with the Timberwolves in the 2018-19 season, averaged 21.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg., 4.3 apg., 2.4 spg., shot 47.1 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from 3-point and 78.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2018-19 season along with Justin Patton, where he appeared and started in 55 games, averaged 18.22 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 4.0 apg., 1.8 spg., shot 46.1 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from 3-point and 86.8 percent from the foul line.
  • Selected in the first round (30th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 NBA Draft. 
  • Became an early entry candidate after three collegiate seasons at the Marquette University.
 

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • A three-year letterwinner at Marquette, played in 106 games (69 starts) and averaged 12.0 ppg., 5.5 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 1.1 spg., and shot 50.8 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from 3-point and 77.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Finished his career among MU’s all-time leaders in free throws made (3rd) and attempted (4th), rebounds (29th) and points (32nd).
  • Twice named All-Big East Conference honorable mention.
  • 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 Marquette, played at Tyler Junior College (Texas) in 2007-08.
  • During his senior season at Marquette, he became the 42nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points after making his first basket of the night versus Connecticut (01/25/11) en route to 21 points and eight rebounds. 
  • As a senior in 2010-11, played in 37 games, started 35, averaged 15.7 ppg., 6.1 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.4 spg., and 34.6 minutes per game, while shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from 3-point range and 78.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Named Marquette’s Most Improved Player following his junior season.
  • As a junior in 2009-10, played and started in 34 games, averaged 14.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.32 spg, and 34.3 minutes per game, while shooting 53.0 percent from the floor, 5.00 percent from 3-point and 76.6 from the foul line.
  • Earned Marquette’s “Super Sub” Award following his first season
  • As a sophomore in 2008-09, played in 35 games and averaged 5.6 ppg. and 3.9 rpg. while playing 19.6 minutes a game, and shot 51.4 percent from the field and 76.8 from the free throw line.
  • As a freshman at Tyler Junior College, averaged 18.1 ppg. (third in the league), 7.7 rpg., 3.1 apg. and shot 54.8 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from 3-point.
  • Helped lead Tyler to a record of 25-4 and a national ranking of 10th in the country (NJCAA) in 2007-08. 
  • Earned 2008 NJCAA All-America honorable mention honors, and was an all-region fird team selection. 
  • Had his uniform number (#33) retired at Tyler Junior College on Sept. 8, 2018, in addition he was given an honorary degree from Tyler Junior College, had the lobby at TJC’s Wagstaff Gymnasium named after him and was inducted into the Tyler Junior College Circle of Honor.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Houston, Texas.
  • Full name is Jimmy Butler III.
  • Son of Londa and Jimmy Butler, one of four children. 
  • Majored in Communication Studies.
  • Was a two-year letterwinner at Tomball High School (Texas) and averaged during his senior season 19.9 ppg. and 8.7 rpg. 
  • Earned all-district firdt team honors his senior season. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2016 OLY 8/0 115/14.4 13-  38 .342 2-    9 .222 17-  18 .944 20/ 2.5 45/   5.6 11 1 6
2016 MNT 5/1 88/17.6   9-  24 .375 1-    4 .250   2-   5 .400 21/ 4.2 21/   4.2 6 1 8
Totals
13/1
203/15.6
22-62
.355
3-  13
.231
19-23
.826
41/ 3.2
66/   5.1
17
2
14

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