Lamar Butler enters his fourth year with George Mason and is a returning starter in the backcourt... Sat out the 2002-03 season on a medical hardship waiver... Starter in the backcourt in 2001-02... Outstanding offensive player who can stretch defenses with his ballhandling, passing and shooting abilities... Solid defender who is getting better with experience... Majoring in communication.
CAREER LIST ENTERING 2005-06 SEASON: Ranked tied for 19th in scoring, second in 3-point field goals, third in 3-point field goal percentage, tied for 21st in assists, and 25th in steals.
2004-05: Appeared in 29 games with 29 starts... Named to the all-CAA second team... Garnerd honorable mention all-State honors from VaSID... Led George Mason in scoring with 15.7 points per game and in three-point field goal percentage at 43.1 percent... Was third on the team in steals (33) and finished second in assists with 70... Averaged 2.4 rebounds per contest... Added three blocked shots... Paced Mason with a team and season-best 87 three-point field goals, which ranks third all-time... Ranked third in field goal percentage, shooting 45.5 percent from the floor... One of two players to start every game... Led the team in minutes played, averaging 31.6 per contest... Was second in free throw percentage (.736)... Totaled 15.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and shot 45.8 percent from behind the arc against conference opponents... Scored in double figures 24 times... Registered 20 or more points six times, including a career-best 36 points at Morehead State (12/30/04)... Named CAA Player of the Week (1/3/05)... Recorded 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting (7-of-11 from 3-point range) vs. Towson (12/1/04)... Became the 24th player in Mason history to score 1,000 or more career points in the Feb. 16 game against Old Dominion... Ranked fourth in the CAA in scoring average and 10th in field goal percentage... Finished third in the CAA in 3-point field goal percentage and was 17th nationally... Led the league in 3-point field goals made at 3.00 per contest and ranked 22nd in the nation... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times.
2003-04: Appeared in 30 games with 15 starts... Played 25.5 minutes per contest... Ranked third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.5 points per game... Collected 2.5 rebounds per outing... Shot 38.1 percent from the floor... Led George Mason in three-point field goal percentage at 37.7 percent (78-of-207)... Ranked first on the squad in free throw percentage, connecting at 82.5 percent from the charity stripe... Made a team- and season-high 78 three-point baskets, which ranks fourth all-time... Finished third on the squad in assists with 54... Added four blocked shots and 23 steals... Had a season-high 19 points against Austin Peay (3/19/04)... Recorded double figures in points 19 times... Missed three games due to a foot injury... Posted season-bests in rebounds (six) three times... Made a season-best five three-pointers versus Morehead State (11/21/03) and against Austin Peay (3/19/04)... Tallied season-high five assists at Maryland (11/25/04)... Connected on seven field goals at Old Dominion (2/28/04)... Shot above 50.0 percent from 3-point range 10 times... Led Patriots or tied for the lead in scoring three times (13 vs. UNC Wilmington, 2/25/04; 18 at Old Dominion, 2/28/04; 19 vs. Austin Peay, 3/19/04)... Led or tied for the Patriot lead in assists six times... Ranked fifth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (37.7) and finished second in the CAA in 3-point field goals made per game (2.60).
2002-03: Sat out the season due to a medical hardship, retaining three years of eligibility.
2001-02: Played in all 29 games, starting 18, and averaged 25.6 minutes per contest... Was runner-up for CAA Rookie of the Year award and was named to CAA All-Rookie team... Averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game... Shot 36.8 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from three-point range and 81.9 percent from the line... Scored season-high 20 points vs. Winthrop (12/28/01) and at Towson (1/19/02)... Had season bests in rebounds (six), assists (seven) and steals (three) three times each... Scored in double figures 17 times... Led Patriots or tied for lead in scoring three times (14 vs. Southern Illinois, 16 at UNC Wilmington and 20 at Towson)... Led the team in free throw percentage with 81.9 percent... Was fourth-leading scorer for the Patriots... Tied career high in points and hit career-best six three-pointers at Towson... Made seven free throws vs. James Madison (2/2/02)... His 57 three-pointers for the season ranked second among CAA freshmen... Ranked among Mason's top five freshmen all-time for three-point (38.0) and free throw percentage (81.9)... Ranked fourth in the league in three-point percentage at 38.0 (57-150) and tied with teammate Rob Anderson for seventh place in three-pointers made with 1.97... Ranked third in the CAA in free throw percentage... Earned a spot on Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Spring semester).
HIGH SCHOOL: Had outstanding three-year varsity career at Oxon Hill High School for Coach Billy Lanier ... Averaged 19.3 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior for the Clippers as they advanced to the Maryland Class 4A South Region finals ... Earned all-county, all-state and All-Metropolitan Washington (by The Washington Post) honors and was selected to play in the prestigious Capital Classic all-star game ... Helped lead Oxon Hill to state championship as a junior, averaging 16 points, five rebounds and five assists per game ... Clippers posted 71-7 overall record during his three years, and won 35 consecutive games at one point ... Was an all-star at the 5-Star Basketball Camp and the Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp during Summer 2000.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lamar Edward Butler Jr. ... Born December 21, 1983 ... Son of Pamela and Lamar Butler ... 2001 graduate of Oxon Hill High School... Has three brothers and two sisters ... Brother Kennon Roberts plays basketball at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and brother Joseph Butler plays basketball at Mount St. Mary's... Cousin Damon Lumpkin played two years of basketball at N.C. Central University, while cousin Donnell Lumpkin played four years at Rutgers... Enjoys playing video games and watching movies... Member of the French Honor Society, the Honor Roll and the Peer Mediation group ... Multi-sport athlete growing up, playing basketball, football, baseball and soccer as a member of the Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club.