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Willie Veasley

Player Profile


Freeport, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206



2007-08: Missed Butler's first four games with a knee injury...Scored four points in first action of the season against Virginia Tech...Had three rebounds in nine minutes of action against Ohio State...Scored five points and matched his career-high with two blocked shots in 23 minutes against Florida State...Scored a career-high 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in 24 minutes against Bradley...Came off the bench with eight points, all in the first half, and three rebounds against Valparaiso at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Had four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes at Loyola...Came off the bench with seven points, a career-high 11 rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals against Green Bay at home...Had six points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes against Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Came off the bench with seven points, five rebounds and two steals against Loyola at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Matched his career-high with two blocked shots in Butler's win over UIC at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Came off the bench with eight points at Valparaiso...Matched his career-high with 12 points in a career-high 34 minutes at Milwaukee...Had eight points and four rebounds in a reserve stint in Butler's home victory over Detroit...Scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in 17 minutes in the Horizon League Tournament championship game.

2006-07: Played in 35 games in his initial season with the Bulldogs...had four points and six rebounds in 20 minutes against Detroit at Hinkle Fieldhouse...came off the bench with a career-high 10 points to help spark the Bulldogs past Florida Gulf Coast. Hit all four shots he took against the Eagles, while playing a career-high 29 minutes...came off the bench with four points, five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot at Cleveland State...scored eight points and added four rebounds and two assists in Butler's victory over UIC...came off the bench with five points and five rebounds in the first half at Loyola...had seven points and and a career-high nine rebounds in 28 minutes in Butler's victory over Purdue...grabbed seven rebounds against Ball State...came off the bench with four points and five rebounds in 14 minutes in Butler's home win over Cleveland State...grabbed four rebounds and had a career-best two blocked shots in Butler's double-overtime win over Kent State...had a key tip-in to give Butler the lead for good against Indiana in the NIT Season Tip-Off at Conseco Fieldhouse...came off the bench at Tulane with three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes. Suffered an injury to his left hand in the win.

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Freeport High School ...ranked as one of the top prep players in Illinois by several recruiting publications ...named NIC-9 Conference Player of the Year in 2005-06, after finishing runner-up for that honor in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ...first team All-State pick by the Champaign News-Gazette ...second team All-State selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in 2006 ...named to the IBCA North All-Star Team in 2006...two-time team Most Valuable Player ...two-time All-Tournament pick at the Pekin Holiday Tournament ...averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds as a senior ...broke Freeport's 10-year-old school career scoring record in January of his senior year...scored a career-high 40 points against Rockford East High School as a senior ...averaged 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds as a junior ...averaged 14.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 0.8 blocked shots as a sophomore ...helped Freeport to a 24-5 record as a senior ...helped lead high school to four consecutive winning seasons and 74 wins over four years ...scored 21 points in the 10th Annual Rising Stars Classic following his senior season...played for the Illinois Wolves AAU team during the summer named MVP of the Five Star Camp in Pennsylvania ...High School Coach: Jeff Lawfer.