- Game Night
The Perth Lynx have signed sharp-shooting American forward Brianna Butler for the remainder of the 2016/17 WNBL season.
Butler, 22, knocked down 129 three-pointers as a senior at Syracuse University to set an NCAA Division 1 single-season record, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 23rd pick of the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Standing at 180cm, Butler holds the Syracuse record for career three-pointers (373) and is expected to make an impact at the small forward position.
“She’s a solid driver, she’s a good shooter – she’s a player,” said Lynx head coach Andy Stewart.
“She’s got range, she’ll help us stretch the floor, which allows our post players a little bit more freedom.”
The American started all 135 games throughout her collegiate career and averaged 13.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in her senior year, helping Syracuse to their first NCAA National Championship Game in program history.
Throughout her collegiate career, Butler has been named to the All-ACC Second Team once and ACC All-Academic Team twice.
Butler joins a Lynx team already boasting the league’s two leading three-point scorers in Sami Whitcomb and Carley Mijovic.
“It’s an unselfish group – they will pass the ball around until they find the open person.”
“If that happens to be Bri or Sami or Carley or somebody else – it should be pretty effective.”
Brianna Butler is set to make her Perth Lynx debut this Friday 25 November, pending WNBL clearance, when the Lynx take on the Townsville Fire.