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Lee Butler

position

Guard

Height

6-1

Weight

170 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Woodbridge, VA

High School

C.D. Hylton

Lee Butler - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

At Miami: Walk-on who joined the Hurricanes prior to the 2004-05 season…was a team manager for the University of Miami women’s basketball team for two seasons…was one of seven men’s managers that played against the women during practice…women’s team finished 22-7 in 2003-04 and made its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

As a Junior (2004-05): Walk-on who joined the team prior to the season…played in two games averaging 2.5 points in 3.0 minutes per game. In the Regular Season: Had one steal in two minutes of action against Appalachian State (12-30-04)…made first collegiate action against Stetson (12-18-04) recording five points and one assist in four minutes. 

High School: C.D. Hylton…averaged 11 points, three rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a senior earning first-team All-District honors…was a Potomac News All-Area selection as a senior…was team captain and team MVP as a senior…graduated as schools all-time assist leader and ranked fourth all-time in free throws made…lettered three seasons in basketball and two seasons in baseball…baseball team was district champion, regional champion and reached the state quarterfinals his junior year…three-year Scholar-Athlete Award recipient…coached in basketball by Kevin Brown.

Personal: Business Management major with a minor in Sports Administration…lists career objective as becoming a General Manager of an NBA franchise…enjoys listening to music and watching TV in his spare time…lists Allen Iverson as his favorite athlete and the Washington Redskins as his favorite team…his brother Deon is currently a defensive back on the Penn State football team. 

 

      Total   3-point       Rebounds              
Year GP-GS MIN-AVG FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF-DEF TOT-AVG AST STL BK TO PF-FO PTS-AVG
2004-05 2-0 6-3.0 1-1 1.000 1-1 1.0 0-0 0.000 0-0 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 3-1.5