Former UTA standout Anthony Walker went in the third round to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Kevin Butler and Brandon Edwards will begin their professional careers overseas.
UT Arlington adds local products Julian Harris and Kevin Hervey for 2014-15.
Mavs went 19-14 and played in CIT Postseason Tournament
UT Arlington coach Scott Cross has taken to program to new heights during his tenure.
Named third-team All-WAC by the league's coaches and was selected to the WAC's All-Tournament Team
- Finished the season as the team's leading scorer at 11.2 ppg and was third in rebounding at 4.7 rpg
Led team in steals with 42
- Scored in double figures 20 times and posted a season-high 23 points at Idaho and vs. Utah State in the conference tournament
- Had two double-doubles, which were both 13-point, 10-rebound performances, at San Jose State and vs. New Mexico State in the conference tournament final
- Tied a school record by going 7-7 from 3-point range at Idaho
- Twice named College Madness WAC Player of the Week
Named third-team All-Southland Conference after averaging 10.9 points and 5.8 re-bounds per game on the year
Started 31 of 32 contests on the year, sitting to begin only the home finale in favor of senior Bradley Gay
Scored in double figures 19 times and has four double-digit rebounding efforts
Led the team in scoring on four occasions and registered two double-doubles
Scored double figures in five straight games from Jan. 4 through Jan. 18
Prior to UTA
- Transferred to UTA from TCU during the summer of 2010
- Will sit out this season as a transfer student-athlete.
- As a sophomore in 2010 he appeared in 32 games and started 20 for TCU
- Averaged 5.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game
- Rebounding total was second on the team but led team in offensive rebounds with 76
- Posted career-highs in 16 statistical categories during the season
- Averaged 23.9 minutes per game including 22 games of 20+ minutes
- Led team with 52.8 FG%
- Had more offensive rebounds (79) than defensive (67)
- Led team with 17 blocks
- Scored a career-high 18 points vs. Rice
- Collected first career double-double against Texas State with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds
- Also pulled down 11 rebounds vs. MACU
- Ranked 17th in the Mountain West in rebounds per game.
- The only TCU freshman to appear in all 31 games which included two starts
- Best game of the season came against nationally-ranked Clemson where he posted 9 points, including 2-of-2 from behind the 3-point arc, to go along with 6 steals, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 28 minutes
- Those 6 steals were the most in a game by any Mountain West player that season
- 9 points, rebounds and 2 steals in 19 minutes vs. St. Gregory's
- Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds vs. Colgate
- Ranked second on the team in steals (28) and third in rebounds (99) and rebounds per game (3.2)
- Ranked sixth among all Mountain West Conference freshmen in rebounds per game (3.2).
- A tremendous talent from one of the top high school programs in the nation
- Played at Duncanville High School program that was nationally-recognized by USA Today
- Ranked 16th in Texas according to TexasHoops.com in the Class of 2008
- Concluded his senior campaign by averaging 13.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game en route to securing Texas All-State honors
- Recorded 16 points to go along with a game-high 11 rebounds at the 43rd Annual Faith 7 Game between Team Texas and Team Oklahoma
- Selected to the Rumble on the Ridge All-Tournament Team after scoring 15 points to give Duncanville the team title with a 66-62 triumph over Putnam City High School
- Guided a Panthers' program that finished with a 36-2 overall record, including a 14-0 conference record, during his senior campaign
- Scored a game-high 28 points against DFW-rivals North Crowley High School in the regional semifinals during his senior campaign
- Garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the 2007 Texas 5A State Championships after guiding his prep program to a 60-46 victory in the gold medal game
- Served as a valuable member of a Duncanville High School program that finished with a 39-0 record, including a seventh-place showing in the USA Today final poll
- Led a team that was preseason ranked first in the nation according to Rivals.com as well as the FAB-50 for preseason rankings according to NJ.com
- Aided a Duncanville program that was ranked fourth in the nation and the only team in the State of Texas to be listed on ESPN's Elite High School Boys Basketball Team.
- Born December 6, 1990
- Son of Kevin Butler and Jacque Hightower
- Has one sister (Kamilah)
- Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
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