The first Big East player taken in the 2011 NBA Draft was Kemba Walker. Walker was selected ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats. Marquette's Jimmy Butler became the 3rd Big East player selected in the first round when the Chicago Bulls took him at #30 overall. Providence's Marshon Brooks was the second Big East player taken when he was selected 25th by the Boston Celtics and then traded to the New Jersey Nets.
Jimmy Butler scored 15.6 points per game and pulled down 6.2 rebounds for Marquette last season. The Golden Eagles' 2010-2011 season ended in the Sweet Sixteen against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament.
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