Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Matthew Butler - 1

YearRS Senior
HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-2 - 185 lbs.

2016-17: Made an immediate impact in his debut season, earning Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer honors...Claimed a spot on the OVC All-Tournament team after averaging 17.0 points per game while logging all 80 minutes against Murray State and Jacksonville State...Was the only Skyhawk to start in all 35 games, leading the country in minutes played for a majority of the season...Ranked third in the OVC in minutes played (35.8 per game), eighth in three-point field goals made (2.3 per game) and 10th in assists (3.7 per game)...Also ranked 10th in the OVC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) in conference play…Ranked 15th nationally in total minutes (1,253)…Averaged 13.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, connecting on 37.4 percent (82-for-219) of his attempts from three-point land...Scored at least nine points in all but two games, including 28 double-digit games...Posted a pair of 30-plus point games, scoring 30 of his career-high 35 points in the first half against Boyce College on Dec. 4...Also scored 31 points and had the go-ahead bucket with eight seconds left in overtime against Morehead State on Dec. 31...Sank at least four 3-pointers on eight different occasions, including a career-best seven treys at Ole Miss (Nov. 11) and against Boyce College (Dec. 4)...Tallied 15 points (including four 3-pointers) and tied a career-high with eight assists in the CIT first round win over UNC Asheville on March 16...Corralled a career-high seven rebounds against both Cleveland State (Nov. 18) and against Boyce College (Dec. 4)...Dished out at least five assists in nine separate contests, including a career-best eight assists against Cumberland on Nov. 15...Was responsible for four multi-steal games...Logged at least 40 minutes on 10 different occasions, including a career-high 48 minutes against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 19...Was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week on Nov. 17.

2015-16: Sat out because of NCAA transfer rules.

BEFORE UTM: Played two seasons at the University of Rhode Island for head coach Dan Hurley...Helped lead the Rams to a 23-10 record and an NIT appearance in 2014-15...Played in 20 games as a sophomore, tallying 33 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals in 147 minutes...Led the team with a .350 three-point field goal percentage (7-for-20)...Scored a career-high 12 points in only 17 minutes in the season-opener against Pace on Nov. 14...Saw playing time in 23 games as a true freshman in 2013-14, accumulating 27 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in 133 minutes...Ranked second on the team with a .368 three-point field goal percentage (7-for-19)...Logged a career-high 20 minutes at Brown on Jan. 2...Prepped at Memphis East High School, where he was identified as one of the top 50 shooting guard prospects in the nation by a line of 14.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior despite the fact he had a nagging ankle injury throughout the season...Helped guide the Mustangs to the 2012 Tennessee Class AAA state championship and a 17-8 record as a junior, pouring in 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including four 3-pointers) in the finals against Memphis Central High School...Earned a spot on the Memphis Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" Class AAA list.

PERSONAL: Born on March 2, 1995...Son of Brenda Pryor...Has one brother, Darrelle...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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