2011-12 | JUNIOR SEASON Nate Butler, who joined TCU from John A. Logan College, saw action in all 33 games during his first season on campus with 10 starts ... was one of only five Frogs to play in each contest and one of only seven to reach double digits in starts ... led TCU in rebounding three times ... scored a career-high 10 points in the CBI opener against Milwaukee, also going a career-best 3-of-3 from 3-point range ... paced the squad in rebounding Jan. 11 vs. UT Pan American with a career-high nine boards ... contributed seven points to match his previous scoring high against Tulsa (Dec. 31) ... hit a pair of 3's while scoring seven points in the home win over Texas Tech (Dec. 6) ... also matched his career best with three assists against the Red Raiders ... also totaled three assists Nov. 21 vs. Ole Miss and Jan. 14 at Colorado State ... pitched in four points and a career-best three steals at Houston (Nov. 26) ... hauled in a team-high eight rebounds in the U.S. Virgin Islands win over Virginia (Nov. 18) ... contributed seven points and a career-high two blocks in the season-opening win over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 11).
AT JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE Butler arrived at TCU from John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., where he was ranked as the nation's No. 107 junior college prospect for the 2010-11 season by JucoJunction.com ... averaged 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.2 blocked shots per game as a sophomore ... played alongside Horned Frog teammate Connell Crossland at John A. Logan ... led the Volunteers in assists and steals while ranking second in scoring ... shot 52.5 percent from the field overall ... named to both the All-Region 24 and All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference first teams ... helped John A. Logan reach the semifinals of the 2011 Region 24 Tournament ... averaged 4.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals as a freshman for a Volunteer squad that posted a 24-7 overall record and won the GRAC title ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included USC.
PREP CAREER Butler arrived at John A. Logan from Mississippi Elite Christian Academy in Jackson, Miss. ... was a member of the Puerto Rico squad that competed at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championships ... played club basketball in Puerto Rico for Toa Baja.
OFF THE COURT Butler is the son of Mario Butler and Janet Lind Valle ... has three brothers, Mario Jr., John and Emmanuel, and one sister, Jessica ... sister, Jessica, played college basketball for Canisius ... major is communication studies.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 10 (3/13/12 vs. Milwaukee) Rebounds: 9 (1/11/12 vs. UT-Pan American) Free Throws: 3, 2x (last 3/13/12 vs. Milwaukee) Free Throw Attempts: 7 (11/11/11 vs. Florida Gulf Coast) 3-Pointers: 3 (3/13/12 vs. Milwaukee) 3-Point Attempts: 3, 3x (last 3/13/12 vs. Milwaukee) Free Throws: 2, 5x (last 1/11/12 vs. UT-Pan American) Free Throw Attempts: 4 (1/11/12 vs. UT-Pan American) Assists: 3, 3x (last 1/14/12 at Colorado State) Blocked Shots: 2 (11/11/11 vs. Florida Gulf Coast) Steals: 3 (11/26/11 at Houston) Minutes: 32 (12/3/11 at Evansville)