21 Willie Veasley
21 Willie Veasley
Height: 6-3
Weight: 206
Year: Senior
Hometown: Freeport, Ill.
High School: Freeport
Position: G/F

2009-10:  Named to the 2009-10 Horizon League All-Defensive Team...chosen to Seth Davis’ 11th Annual All-Glue Team, recognizing five players who do everything to win...named to the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team...starter in 37 Butler games this season...had started 60 consecutive games, before being sidelined for Butler’s home game against Siena with a sprained left knee...third on the team in rebounds and steals; fourth in scoring...led the team and ranked fifth in the Horizon League in field goal percentage (.481)...scored 15 points to help lift the Bulldogs past Davidson in the season-opener for both teams...had 11 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes at Evansville...turned in a strong defensive performance on All-ACC player Trevor Booker and scored seven points against Clemson at the 76 Classic...hit three of three three-point field goals and scored 15 points in Butler’s league-opener against Valparaiso, while limiting Crusaders’ scoring leader Brandon Wood to just seven points...tallied seven points against Georgetown in the Jimmy V Classic...recorded first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in Butler’s victory over Ohio State...scored 10 points and had three steals at UAB...scored 10 points and had a career-high four steals in Butler’s home victory over Green Bay...had 12 points to help the Bulldogs win at Wright State...scored 10 points in Butler’s victory at Detroit...led the Bulldogs with 16 points in Butler’s home victory over Cleveland State...had 13 points in 26 minutes in Butler’s home win over Youngstown State...made the game-winning free throw with 0:34 left in Butler’s win at Loyola...had nine points and seven rebounds at UIC while helping the Bulldogs to the 101st victory of his Butler career...scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds at Green Bay...led the Bulldogs with eight rebounds at Milwaukee...was perfect on nine field goal attempts and scored a career-high 19 points to lead Butler past Wright State in Hinkle Fieldhouse...had 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds in Butler’s home win over Loyola...scored 10 points and matched his career-high with two blocked shots at Youngstown State...had seven points and seven rebounds at Cleveland State...scored 11 points in Butler’s home win over UIC...matched his career-high with four three-point field goals, scored a career-high 20 points and helped limit league scoring leader Brandon Wood to four points to lead the Bulldogs at Valparaiso...scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds against Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals...led the Bulldogs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with nine rebounds against UTEP...scored 10 points against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament Second Round...scored 13 points against Syracuse in the West Regional semifinals...had six points and five rebounds and matched his career-high with four steals against Michigan State in the national semifinals...played on Butler teams that compiled a school-record 118 wins over four seasons...first player in Butler basketball history to see action in four consecutive NCAA tournaments.

2008-09:  Starter in all 32 games...finished as Butler’s fourth-leading scorer and rebounder...wound up fifth on the team in steals...ranked eighth in the Horizon League in field goal percentage...scored in double-figures in 15 games...led the Bulldogs in scoring in two games...emerged as one of the top defenders in the Horizon League...scored a career-high 16 points in a career-high 39 minutes to lead the Bulldogs past Cleveland State in Butler’s final regular season game...tallied 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and matched his career-high with three steals in the Bulldogs’ BracketBusters win at Davidson...had 12 points and a season-high eight rebounds in 19 minutes to help lead the Bulldogs past Youngstown State at home...scored 15 points, all in the first half, to spark Butler to a road victory over Valparaiso...had 10 points and limited Horizon League scoring leader Josh Mayo to seven points in Butler’s victory at UIC...grabbed seven rebounds and limited Loyola scoring leader J. R. Blount to just two points in the Bulldogs victory over the Ramblers in Chicago...hit a career-best four of five shots from the three-point arc to help the Bulldogs upset #14 Xavier on the road...led the Bulldogs with nine points and a career-high four assists in Butler’s win at Horizon League preseason favorite Cleveland State...hit first career three-point field goal in Butler’s win over Ball State...made first collegiate start in Butler’s season-opening victory at Drake.

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.