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23 - Jimmy Butler

Marquette 

  • Birthday: 9/14/89
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 222
  • Hometown: Tomball, TX
  • High School: Tomball
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

Overall

88

2011
Mock:  30

NBA Comparison:

Strengths: A well-rounded forward with great qualities for a future role-player ... Solid athlete with nice overall quickness ... Great length ... Extremely active on both ends of the court ... Impressive player in transition ... Uses his good strength and body control to finish plays around the rim ... Doesn't need to dominate the basketball to be effective offensively ... Shows good instincts cutting to the rim ... Catches the defense off-guard with a lot of backdoor cuts ... Confident spot-up shooter, that does a lot of damage in the mid-range ... Developed a solid pull up jumpshot as a senior ... Aggressive when looking for contact ... Shot 6.5 free throws a game in the 2010-2011 season on a very respectable 78.3% clip ... An efficient passer (1.59 assist/turnover) that has the ability to make the simple plays to set up his teammates ... Highly unselfish ... Makes a big impact on the offensive glass, keeping possessions alive and getting a lot of tip-ins ... Tough defender with all the tools needed to become very valuable in this area ... Gets a lot of deflections with his long arms ... Smart kid with a good head on his shoulders and a strong work-ethic ...

Weaknesses: Good all-around player, but lacks any one great skill... Fits the "jack of all trades, master of none" mold ... Not a stand-out athlete ... Hasn't proven that he can consistently create offense for himself ... Not an isolation player, feeds off the play of his teammates ... Could really open up his game by adding range to his jump shot ... Hasn't shown that he can be a consistent threat from behind the arc ...

Overall: Like Wesley Matthews before him, Butler could really be a nice player if he lands in the right situation ... Unlike many rookies in his draft class, Butler could see NBA playing time without hurting the team by playing poor defense or taking bad shots ... That, coupled with his positive attitude and personality, should get him a few looks in the early second round ... If he continues to improve his outside shooting ability, he might be one of this class' sleepers ...

Tyler Ingle 6/21/11

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