30 - Nick Gardner
Nick Gardner
Birth Date: 06/04/1981
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: North Central
Position: G
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
2003-04: Earned a full scholarship as a senior, after making the squad as a walk-on in 2000-01...played in 20 Butler games...given first career start and scored three points against Youngstown State on Feb. 25...had three points and four rebounds in 15 minutes against Quincy...grabbed two rebounds in nine minutes at Northern Iowa...had a career-high two steals in Butler's win over Evansville...scored a career-high four points and grabbed three rebounds against UW-Green Bay...missed five games with a deep thigh bruise...had two rebounds in eight minutes against Cleveland State at home...scored two points and grabbed two rebounds at Cleveland State...had two points, two rebounds and a career-high two assists at UIC...posted two points, one rebound and one assist against Youngstown State in the Horizon League Tournament...turned in seven strong minutes against UW-Green Bay and played nine minutes against UIC in the Horizon League Tournament.

2002-03: Played in 15 games...matched his career-high with three points in a season-high 11 minutes against Cleveland State...grabbed a season-high three rebounds against Texas-Pan American...came off the bench with a pair of rebounds in Butler's home win over St. Louis.

2001-02: Saw action in 18 games...pulled down four rebounds in seven minutes against Youngstown State...grabbed three rebounds in four minutes in home win over Cleveland State...tallied three points in seven minutes against Detroit...had a career-high five rebounds in a career-high 15 minutes at Wright State...saw first half action in Butler's home win over Loyola...scored three points in Butler's win over Birmingham Southern...had a career-high three rebounds against Evansville.

2000-01: Earned a spot on Butler's roster as a walk-on...played in 12 games...hit a three-point field goal in the closing seconds of Butler's victory over UW-Green Bay...saw first half action against Louisiana-Lafayette in the Fiesta Bowl Classic...scored two points in a reserve stint against Santa Clara...had a career-high two rebounds in a career-best five minutes of action against UT-Martin...hit a three-point field goal at the buzzer in his first collegiate appearance in Butler's season-opening win over Eastern Illinois.

High School: All-conference and all-county performer at North Central High School...prep team captain as a senior...averaged 15.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in final prep season...had a high game of 31 points against Center Grove...posted a career-high 14 assists against Tech...helped lead high school team to a 25-5 record and a Class 4A state championship in 1999...starter on `98-99 team that won the Indiana Tournament of Champions, pitting the state's four class champions in a single elimination tournament ...averaged 5.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a junior...earned two varsity basketball letters...High School Coach: Doug Mitchell (Butler `79).