Butler, the 2003 Big South Player of the Year for the second time in his career, returned to the floor with a flourish after a season-ending injury in 2001-02. Butler led the Chanticleers in both scoring, with 18.6 points per game, and rebounding, at 6.5 rebounds a contest. He finished the year second in the Big South in scoring, sixth in rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage (.471) and ninth in free throw percentage (.797). He also ranked seventh in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.363), 10th in three-pointers made (1.46 per game), second in offensive rebounds (2.89 rpg) and 11th in defensive rebounds (3.84 rpg).
Butler wraps up one of the most complete careers in Coastal Carolina history. He is now fifth on the CCU charts with 1,467 career points and sixth in scoring average with 14.5 points per game. He also is in Coastals top 10 in field goals made (6th, 535), field goals attempted (7th, 1,082), field goal percentage (8th, .494), free throws made (5th, 289) and free throws attempted (5th, 410).
The Chanticleers wrapped up the 2002-03 season with a 13-15 record, the most wins for the program since the 1993-94 season.