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Kim Butler
Kim Butler
DOB7th Sep 1982
BirthplaceTacoma, WA, USA
Height1.86 m (6' 1")
PositionPower Forward
ClubSK Ceisis, Latvia
Caps68
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International Career:

Butler has been a vital player on the GB team since making her debut in the summer of 2007. She was part of the team that won promotion into European Division A, scoring a career-best 28 points in a victory over Ukraine in 2008, and ranking in the top ten categories including second in made 2-point field goals and fifth in defensive rebounds. At EuroBasket Women 2011, she hit 15 points as GB came close to upsetting eventual champions Russia. She was part of Great Britain’s Olympic team in London in 2012 and enters 2013 as the team’s all-time leading scorer in competitive fixtures. 

Year by Year Stats:

 

 

PPG

RPG

APG

2012 Olympic Games (Great Britain)

4.8

2.8

1.2

2011 EuroBasket Women Finals(Great Britain)

9.3

6.3

1.2

2010 European Division A (Great Britain)

9.5

5.5

0.8

2008-9 European Division A (Great Britain)

14.9

7.2

1.6

2006-7 European Division B (Great Britain)

6.5

3

0

  

Club career:

Cesis (2012- ), Comense, Italy (2011-12), Ibiza, Spain (2011), Riga, Latvia (2010-11), Panionios, Greece, (2009-10), San Jose Leon, Spain (2008-09), Kosice, Slovakia (2007-08), Anda Ramat Hasharon, Israel (2007), Panathinaikos, Greece, (2006), Oregon State University, USA (2004-06), Santa Clara University, USA (2001-3)

Splitting her American university career between Santa Clara and Oregon State (where she was the second leading scorer of the Pac-10 Conference in her final year), Butler earned a training camp invite from the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks but has since established herself in European club basketball.

In 2006-07, Butler made the move Panathinaikos in Athens before completing the season with leading Israeli side Anda Ramat Hasharon, for whom she also played in the EuroCup. She spent the following period with Kosice in the strong Slovakian league, making her debut in Euroleague Women.

The 2008-09 season saw Butler in Spain with San Jose Leon, where she helped her team to the quarter-finals of the EuroCup before moving on to Panionios in Greece. 2010-11 saw Butler make a number of moves, heading to TTT Riga in Latvia – where she averaged 9.7ppg in the Euroleague, before playing for Palacio De Congresos De Ibiza. Butler divided the 2011-12 season between Italian side Comense and Cesis of Latvia, where she was named MVP of the Latvian League play-offs as her side took the title, before returning to Latvia in 2013.

 

Year

Team

PPG

RPG

APG

2006-07

Panathinaikos

17.9

9.7

1.7

2007

Ramat Hasharon

10.9

5.1

 

2007-08

Kosice

8.3

8.6

0.8

2008-09

San Jose

11.5

4

0.8

2009-10

Panionios

14.3

7.4

 

2010-11

Riga

14.5

9.5

3

2011

Ibiza

8.6

4.4

0.8

2011-12

Comense

5.2

4.6

1.7

2012

Cesis

15.5

8.1

2.0

2012-13

Cesis

12.3

7.5

2.8

Personal:

Buter’s sister Julie also played basketball at Santa Clara. Growing up, she competed in athletics, primarily in shot putt and 400 metres, and soccer. She lists former USA basketball internationals Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan and footballers Michelle Akers, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres as her sporting idols. Would like to “shoot around with Jordan, have lunch with Jamie Oliver, hang out with Jim Carrey, have dinner with John Lennon, and tea with the Queen.”

Trivia:

In high school, Butler was named as an All-State soccer player, winning a State championship on penalty kicks, before accepting a basketball scholarship at Santa Clara University.

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
04/01/2009
Finland Women
36



7
4
17
07/01/2009
Bosnia & Herzegovina Women
27



5
3
14
10/01/2009
Romania Women
36



9
4
25
13/01/2009
Finland Women
33



13
2
8
16/01/2009
Bosnia & Herzegovina Women
31



10
4
15
19/01/2009
Romania Women
38



10
3
22
Total Played 6 201
0
0
0
54
20
101
Averages
33.5
0
0
0
9
3.33
16.83
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2009 - Eurobasket Women 2008
Great Britain Women
6
201



54
20
101
2009 Total

6
201



54
20
101
2009 averages


33.5
0
0
0
9
3.33
16.83
2008 - Eurobasket Women 2008
Great Britain Women
8
221
3
1
3
47
25
86
2008 Total

8
221
3
1
3
47
25
86
2008 averages


27.63
0.38
0.13
0.38
5.88
3.13
10.75
2007 - Women's EuroBasket
Great Britain Women
2
25



5
5
13
2007 Total

2
25



5
5
13
2007 averages


12.5
0
0
0
2.5
2.5
6.5
Total - EuroBasket Women 2015

14
422
3
1
3
101
45
187
Total - Women's EuroBasket

2
25



5
5
13
Total

16
447
3
1
3
106
50
200
Averages


27.94
0.19
0.06
0.19
6.63
3.13
12.5
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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