24 - Avery Jukes
Avery Jukes
Height: 6-8
Weight: 217
Year: Junior
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
High School: South Gwinnett
College: Alabama
Position: F

2008-09: Played in 27 games for the Bulldogs...Missed four games due to a knee injury suffered in practice...Came off the bench to score five points and record four rebounds in Butler's exhibition game against Marion...Scored 12 points in 19 minutes against Oakland City in an exhibition contest...Had three points and two assists in Butler's opener against Drake...Recorded career-highs of 15 points and six rebounds in a career-high 20 minutes against IU-South Bend...Had a three pointer againtst Northwestern that helped spark a second half comeback for the Bulldogs...Posted four points,two rebounds and a career-high two blocked shots against Evansville...Finished with nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots off the bench against Bradley...Scored five points and matched his career-high with six rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast...Had eight points in Butler's victory over Detroit at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Went four for five from the field while scoring 10 points in 15 minutes against Loyola...Tied a career-high with six rebounds against Milwaukee at home...Finished the year averaging 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Traveled to Uganda with Ambassadors for Children during the summer of 2008 and has since founded the Avery Jukes Foundation for Kids to provide support for the children of Uganda.

2007-08: Became eligible for Butler on December 17...Saw first Butler action against Bradley and finished with two points and one rebound in two minutes...Came off the bench with four points, two rebounds and an assist in four minutes against Florida Gulf Coast...Had four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in nine minutes at Loyola...Posted three points and a blocked shot in two minutes against Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Hit first career three-point field goal in Butler's victory at Valparaiso...Had points in nine minutes at Milwaukee...Posted first career double-figures scoring performance with 11 points in a career-high 17 minutes in Butler's victory over Youngstown State...Came off the bench with four points in eight minutes against Wright State to help the Bulldogs clinch the Horizon League title...Tallied nine points in eight minutes in Butler's NCAA Tournament victory over South Alabama.

Alabama: Signed with Alabama in November of 2005...played in three games in 2006-07, before transferring to Butler in January...saw first collegiate action against Jackson State...played in games against Texas Southern and Alabama State...had three rebounds and one blocked shot for the Crimson Tide.

High School: All-State forward at South Gwinnett High School...named a Nike All-American as a senior...team captain in final high school season...All-Conference performer...selected All-County in each of his final two prep seasons...averaged a double-double in each of his final two high school seasons...finished with averages of 17 points and 12 rebounds as a senior...posted 10.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a junior...high a high game of 27 points as a high school senior...helped lead South Gwinnett to a 30-3 record and a state championship as a sophomore...earned four varsity basketball letters...played for the Georgia Stars during the summer AAU circuit...High School Coach: Roger Fleetwood.