Jimmy Butler: 2011, Round 1, Pick #30
Jimmy Butler was just a guy at Marquette, a hard worker who left everything on the court and worked his way into the last pick of the first round in 2011.
Butler kept on working and became the NBA’s Most Improved Player a few years later, adding an impressive array of scoring and handling abilities to his already outstanding defense.
Now Butler is one of the game’s leading players and a marquee free agent this summer.
Notable Achievement: 2x All NBA, 4x All Star, 4x All Defense, 2015 Most Improved Player