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.