Rasual Butler life and biography

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Rasual Butler biography

Date of birth : 1979-05-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard-forward for the Chicago Bulls, NBA Draft

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Rasual Butler is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in the Point Breeze area of south Philadelphia. After a career at La Salle University, Butler was a second round draft choice of the Miami Heat in the 2002 NBA Draft. After three seasons, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of the largest trade in NBA history. The 4 team trade involved the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Utah Jazz, and featured thirteen players, most notably Eddie Jones, Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey.

Career history:

Miami Heat (2003–2005)
New Orleans Hornets(2005-2009)
Los Angeles Clippers (2009-2011)
Chicago Bulls (2011-Present)

2009-10 (Clippers):

Averaged a career-high 11.9 points to go with 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.0 minutes...played in all 82 games (64 starts), only member of Clippers to play in every game and first Clipper since Chris Kaman in 2003-04...led Clippers with 145 three-pointers made (career-high) and 432 three-point attempts (career-high)... established new Clippers franchise records for most three-pointers made in a season with 145 3FG (139 - Terry Dehere, 1995-96) and threepointers attempted with 432 3FGA (356 – Tim Thomas, 2006-07)...led team in scoring 10 times, minutes 21 times, blocks 20 times, scored 30+ points two times and had 20+ points 5 times...1/16/10 vs. Cleveland, tied a career-high with 33 points (12-18 FG, 4-9 3PT, 5-5 FT) in 44:37...2/22/10 vs. Charlotte, had team-high 20 points (6-14 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4-5 FT) in 37:31...3/10/10 at Miami, recorded 31 points (12-19 FG, 6-11 3PT, 1-1 FT) in 37:22...3/28/10 vs. Golden State, had 21 points in 40:04...4/4/10 vs. New York, had nine points ; set the Clippers franchise record for most three-pointers in a season, hitting his 140th 3PT with 9:15 left in the 4th quarter...

NBA: 2008-09 (New Orleans): Averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 82 games (74 starts)…was the only Hornet to play in all 82 games since Jannero Pargo did so during the 2006-07 season…

2007-08 (New Orleans): Averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 17.2 minutes in 51 games (eight starts)…12/15/07 vs. Phoenix, knocked down 4 three-pointers enroute to 12 points on the night…

2005-06 (New Orleans/OKC): Averaged 8.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 23.6 minutes in 79 games…finished seventh on the team in scoring…led team in scoring four times and in rebounding three times… 2004-05 (Miami): Averaged 6.5 points (.399 FG%, .771 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 18.5 minutes in 65 games (15 starts)…

COLLEGE (La Salle):

Was a two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 and two-time First Team All-Big Five selection…finished his fouryear career as the fourth-leading scorer in La Salle history and ranked fourth on the Explorers’ all-time three-point field goals made list…totaled 2,125 points (19.1 ppg), 505 rebounds (5.0 rpg), 177 assists (1.6 apg), 120 blocks (1.09 bpg) and 108 steals (0.98 spg) in 110 career games (108 starts)…shot .407 (752-1846) from the floor, .359 (282-785) from three-point range and .829 (339-409) from the foul line…2001-02 (Senior): Ranked fourth in the A-10 and 27th nationally in scoring (21.0 ppg)…2000-01 (Junior): Led the Explorers and ranked eighth nationally in scoring (22.1 ppg)…scored in double figures in 28 of his 29 games played…1999-00 (Sophomore): Ranked third in the A-10 in scoring (18.4 ppg) and was a Second Team All-Big Five selection…1998-99 (Freshman): Averaged 14.2 points in 21 games and led the squad in free throw percentage (.741) while ranking second in blocks (23) and third in three-pointers (45)…

PERSONAL:

Full name is Rasual Butler… has a daughter, Raven…lists his mother (Cheryl Taylor), grandfather (Robert Toomer, Sr.) and his uncle (Robert Toomer, Jr.) as his heroes because of all the sacrifices they made for him and his sisters to help them grow up… was a communications major at La Salle…in his free time, he enjoys reading the Bible and spending time with family.


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