1 - Julian Betko
Julian Betko
Born: 06/03/1983
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ruzomberok, Slovakia
High School: Sharon, Pa.
College: Clemson
Position: G/F
2007-08: Played in 103 consecutive games for the Bulldogs...Starter in 69 of final 70 games...Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week (March 3), following Butler's victories over Wright State and Detroit...Tallied five points, four rebounds and two assists in Butler's victory at Evansville...Scored a eight points in Butler's victory over Michigan at the Great Alaska Shootout...Tallied eight points and turned in a gritty second half defensive effort against 6-7 Jeff Allen in Butler's overtime victory over Virginia Tech...Scored eight points in Butler's win at Detroit...Led all scorers with a season-high 14 points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds at Wright State. His point total was the third-highest of his Butler career...Hit a pair of three-point field goals and scored eight points in Butler's win over Florida State in the Wooden Tradition...Had eight points and four rebounds in Butler's win over Bradley...Hit four of five three-point field goals and scored 12 points in Butler's win at Florida Gulf Coast...Scored 11 points (all in the first half) to help Butler defeat UIC at Hinkle Fieldhouse...Did not start Butler's game at Valparaiso because of swelling in his left knee. Played final 0.07.9...Played just 25 total minutes in Butler's games at Green Bay and Milwaukee, due to knee swelling...Scored a career-high 17 points (all in the first half) to help lead Butler past Wright State and clinch the Horizon League regular season championship...Hit a career-best five three-point field goals in the victory. 2006-07: Starter in all 36 games...one of five players in 2006-07 to set a Butler single season record for games played (36)...named to the All-Tournament Team at the NIT Season Tip-Off...tallied seven points against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...matched his career-high with four assists at UW-Green Bay...scored all 11 of his points in the first half to help Butler to a 35-17 halftime lead and eventual victory over Ball State...scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and added three steals in Butler's victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off...hit a career-best three three-point field goals and scored a career-high 15 points to help lead the Bulldogs to an upset of #22 Tennessee in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals...had six points and three rebounds and blocked a game-winning shot attempt against Notre Dame...had eight points and three assists at Tulane in first Butler start..one of nine men's basketball players named a 2006 Josten's Scholar Student-Athlete (3.25 grade point average or higher). 2005-06: Played in all 33 games as a top reserve...finished fourth on the team in steals and in assists...posted three assists and three steals in 13 minutes against Youngstown State at Hinkle Fieldhouse...had six points, three assists and two steals in 16 minutes against Cleveland State...came off the bench with a team-high three steals in Butler's overtime victory over UW-Green Bay...had a career-high four assists at Youngstown State...scored four points and had three steals in 17 minutes at UW-Milwaukee...posted four points and two rebounds in a reserve stint in Butler's victory over UIC...had five points and three assists at South Dakota State...matched his career-high with five rebounds against Indiana State...turned in best collegiate performance with career highs of 11 points, five rebounds and four steals in 28 minutes against Bradley...posted four points, three reounds, and a career-high four steals in a 26 minutes at Ball State...grabbed four rebounds in a reserve stint at Ohio State...saw his first collegiate action in two years in Butler's season-opening game against UNC Wilmington in the first round of the BCA Invitational...named to the Horizon League Academic All-Leage Team and the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...selected to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll. 2004-05: Sat out the 2004-05 season with the Bulldogs while recovering from knee surgery...named to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll. At Clemson: Played in just one game in 2003-04 before transferring to Butler in early January ...played in all 28 Clemson games as a freshman ...averaged 10 minutes per game in his initial collegiate season ...played 10 or more minutes in 16 different games ...scored 54 points and grabbed 30 rebounds in his first season at Clemson ...hit 11 of 36 shots from beyond the three-point arc ...posted a high game of eight points against both Winthrop and Wake Forest ...hit both shots and scored five points against Florida State in the ACC Tournament ...had four rebounds in 16 minutes of action against Duke ...recorded two steals and scored four points in a career-high 17 minutes against Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge... named to the ACC all-academic squad ...recruited to Clemson by coach Larry Shyatt ...chose Clemson over Kansas, Ohio State and Virginia. High School: All-conference guard at Sharon High School in Pennsylvania ...team captain as a senior ...averaged 22.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in final high school season ...shot 58% from the field and 91% from the free throw line as a senior ...had a high game of 31 points ...posted a career-best six three-point field goals in a single game ...had a career-high of 14 rebounds in a single contest ...named MVP of the Hoyle Tournament while playing for the Mercer County All-Stars ...signed with Clemson during the spring of 2002 ...High School Coach: Jim Hoy.TMTM