SENIOR SEASON 2014-15
Took on an expanded leadership role in final season • Appeared in all 35 games and made 12 starts, but was most effective providing energy off the bench with her incredible athleticism • Averaged 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game • Scored a season-high 13 points against Prairie View A&M - one of three times she reached double figures • Had 10 rebounds on two occasions • Graduated in May 2015.
JUNIOR SEASON 2013-14
Continued to expand her presence on the court in third season at North Carolina • After missing first three games of the season due to a pre-season leg injury, appeared in the remaining 34 games of the season and made two starts • Averaged a career-best 5.9 points to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game • Shot 51.0 percent from the field and 42.6 percent (6 of 14) from distance • Set a career high with 20 points at Georgia Tech on Feb. 6 • Contributed 11.3 ppg in her first three games of the season • Had 11 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists in only 23 minutes in the 124-41 win over New Orleans on Dec. 16 in Myrtle Beach • The eight steals was the most by a Tar Heel player in four years.
SOPHOMORE SEASON 2012-13
Incredible athlete who made great strides as a sophomore to become one of the team's most valuable bench players • Appeared in all 36 games and averaged 4.7 points per game • Also added 4.6 rebounds per contest and was fifth on the team with 41 steals • Scored a season-high 10 points on three occasions • Started three games, including the ACC contest at Florida State on Feb. 17 • Provided perhaps the most exciting moment of the 2013 ACC season when she beat the buzzer with a jumper to help the Tar Heels knock off Miami, 64-62, on Jan. 27, the Hurricanes' first home loss to a league opponent since 2010 • Also added a career-high 11 rebounds in the win at Miami • Just missed her first career double-double against North Carolina Central on Dec. 12, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds • Opened the season with a bang, scoring 10 points in 20 minutes in the win over Davidson.
FRESHMAN SEASON 2011-12
Athletic guard who played at several different positions as a freshman • Has tremendous natural rebounding ability and a nose for the ball • Appeared in 29 games and started three, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game • Just missed a double-double in her first career game, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds against Gardner-Webb • Finished with 12 points against UNC Greensboro on Nov. 16 • Scored in double figures in back-to-back games, including 16 in her first career start against Lipscomb and a career-high 17 against East Tennessee State • Finished with 10 points in the win vs. ECU on Dec. 20 • Had eight rebounds in a pair of ACC games - at Virginia Tech on Jan. 19 and at Miami on Feb. 8 • Had one of her best games of the season against Clemson in the ACC Tournament, finishing with 14 points and five rebounds in just 17 minutes.
Led South Central High School to a 3A state championship as a senior • FILA All-American • Played in both the East-West and North-South All-Star games, earning MVP honors in the North-South game • Scored over 2,000 career points as a prep, setting school records in both points and rebounds • Three-time state championships all-tournament team selection • U.S. Junior Nationals participant • Two-time NCPreps All-State team and NCBCA All-District 3 • 2011 NCPreps 3A Player of the Year • Three-time Daily Reflector Player of the Year • Also an accomplished track athlete in high school • MVP of the state 3A track championship, winning the triple jump, high jump, 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays • Ranked the No. 14 wing in the country and the No. 79 player overall by ESPN HoopGurlz • Danielle Nicole Butts is the daughter of Gwendora Purvis and Anthony Butts • Born July 23, 1992, in Durham, N.C.
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