24 - Brian Ligon
Brian Ligon
Birth Date: 10/04/1985
Height: 6-7
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Lakewood
Position: F
2006-07: Starter in all 36 games in 2006-07...one of five players to set a Butler single season record for games played (36)...2006-07 team co-captain...one of nine men's basketball players named a 2006 Josten's Scholar Student-Athlete (3.25 grade point average or higher)...turned in strong defensive performances in each of Butler's NCAA Tournament wins in Buffalo...matched his career-high with two assists against Maryland...had four points and two rebounds in the Horizon League Tournament championship game...cited by head coach Todd Lickliter for his defensive effort in overtime on Loyola's high-scoring Blake Schilb in Butler's Horizon League Tournament semifinals' win...scored six points, his highest total since before Christmas, in Butler's Bracket Buster game against Southern Illinois...matched his career-high with eight rebounds in Butler's victory at Loyola...had five points and seven rebounds in just 18 minutes against Evansville...tallied six points and six rebounds in a career-high 34 minutes at Indiana State...scored eight points in Butler's home victory over Cleveland State...had seven points and three rebounds in Butler's win at Valparaiso...scored a career-high 13 points and played a career-high 31 minutes in Butler's double-overtime victory over Kent State...matched his career-high with eight rebounds and posted a career-high of three blocked shots in Butler's upset of #22 Tennessee in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off...tallied eight points in Butler's victory at Tulane. 2005-06: Returned to action after undergoing two knee surgeries in two years...played in all 33 Butler games...led the Bulldogs with six rebounds in a reserve stint against Youngstown State at Hinkle Fieldhouse...came off the bench with a career-high eight rebounds and matched his career-high with two steals against Loyola in Hinkle Fieldhouse...scored five points and led the Bulldogs with five rebounds in a reserve stint against Cleveland State in Hinkle Fieldhouse...came off the bench and grabbed seven rebounds, including a career-best six offensive rebounds, in Butler's win at Cleveland State...tallied six points and grabbed four rebounds in a reserve stint against UIC...grabbed six rebounds at South Dakota State...scored seven points, six rebounds and matched his career-high with two assists against Elon...matched his career-high with eight points while grabbing six rebounds in Butler's victory over Alabama State. 2004-05: Saw action in 22 games, including four as a starter, before suffering a season-ending knee injury at UW-Milwaukee ...posted four points and three rebounds at UW-Milwaukee, before leaving the game in the second half with the knee injury...shared the team rebounding lead with four in Butler's victory over Detroit...had two points and four rebounds at Wright State...posted three points, four rebounds, and career-highs of two assists and two steals at UW-Green Bay...came off the bench with four points and five rebounds in a season-high 21 minutes at Cleveland State...grabbed three rebounds against UW-Green Bay...came off the bench with a season-high six points against IPFW...scored five points in nine minutes against Greenville...had seven points and five rebounds in nine minutes against South Dakota State. 2003-04: Played in Butler's first 21 games, before being sidelined for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in the second half at Loyola...had successful ACL surgery on Wednesday, March 3...earned a starting nod in seven Butler games...given first collegiate start at Indiana...came off the bench with six points and two rebounds against Quincy...posted five points and three rebounds at Ball State...had two points and two rebounds as a starter against Indiana State...had a career-high of eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 23 minutes at Wright State...posted four points and three rebounds against Wright State in Hinkle Fieldhouse...had four points and two assists against Cleveland State at home...scored four points against UIC in Hinkle Fieldhouse...had three points and four rebounds against IPFW...grabbed a career-high six rebounds at Loyola, before leaving the game in the second half with a knee injury...named to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll. High School: Third team all-state forward at Lakewood High School ...two-time all-county and All-Pinellas County Athletic Conference selection ...named to the St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast team ...averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots as a senior ...posted double-figure rebounding averages in both his junior and senior seasons ...led Lakewood to a 26-6 mark in 2003 ...scored 25 points in the regional final game in 2003 for his prep high game ...helped high school squad to a 33-2 record and a Florida Class 4A state championship in 2002 ...tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in the state championship game ...named to the all-tournament team at the state finals ...earned four varsity basketball letters ...named the Outstanding Male Student at Lakewood High School in 2003 ...signed with the Bulldogs during the spring of 2003 ...High School Coach: Daniel Wright. TMTM