Biography: A very memorable ending to Butler's collegiate career might result in a not-so-favorable draft position, if he's selected at all. One of the poignant moments of the NCAA tournament was Butler going down with a serious knee injury and being held in the arms of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins as the star player laid on the court writhing in pain. A possible lottery pick before tearing his ACL, the injury and ensuing surgery could scare off NBA teams even though he proved to be one of college basketball's most clutch performers. He averaged 19.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in nine games during March - helping the Mountaineers win the Big East tournament title - before getting hurt in the Final Four loss to Duke. If Butler can make a full recovery, he could turn into a very capable swingman at the pro level with a solid inside-outside game. He doesn't have great quickness or ball-handling ability, but is a good shooter and tough competitor who will work hard on the glass and on defense. Butler was among the Big East's top 10 in scoring each of the last two seasons, averaging more than 17 points in both. The third-leading scorer in Mountaineers history hit six game-winning baskets as a senior, including two in the waning seconds during the Big East tournament, and was named a second-team All-American.
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