Al Butler

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Al Butler
Personal information
Born(1938-07-09)July 9, 1938
Rochester, New York
DiedJuly 12, 2000(2000-07-12) (aged 62)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast (Rochester, New York)
CollegeNiagara (1958–1961)
NBA draft1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1961–1970
PositionGuard
Number22, 3, 20
Career history
1961Boston Celtics
19611964New York Knicks
1964–1965Baltimore Bullets
1965–1966Trenton Colonials
1966–1967Harrisburg Patriots
1967–1970Wilkes-Barre Barons
Career NBA statistics
Points2,282 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds696 (3.0 rpg)
Assists530 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elbert J. "Al" Butler (July 9, 1938 – July 12, 2000) was an American basketball player.

Born in Rochester, New York, he played collegiately for Niagara University.

He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round (17th pick overall) of the 1961 NBA draft.

He played for the Celtics (1961), New York Knicks (1962–64) and Baltimore Bullets (1964–65) in the NBA for 234 games.

Butler died of cancer on July 12, 2000.

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