Growing up in Tomball, Texas, Jimmy Butler had a tumultuous childhood. After his father abandoned the family while he was an infant, his mother kicked him out of the house when he was 13 years old. Butler bounced around from one friend’s house to another until a friend’s family took him in for good. In high school, Butler wasn’t highly recruited and eventually enrolled in Tyler Junior College. From there, he landed at Marquette University where he played for three seasons. Butler was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the last pick in the firsr round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Now a two-time NBA All-Star, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015.