NEW YORK — After making the trade to get big man Serbian Forward Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls selected Marquette Forward Jimmy Butler with their 30th overall selection.
Butler will play the small forward position as he did during his four years at Marquette. Butler moved into the starting lineup during his junior year in the 2009-10 season. He averaged 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors. His season was highlighted by duel game-winning shots vs. UConn and St. John’s, helping Marquette finish 11-7 in the Big East and earn its 5th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.
We’ll have more on Jimmy Butler in our post draft coverage.