Jud Buechler

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Jud Buechler
No. 35, 33, 30, 26
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1968-06-19) June 19, 1968 (age 45)
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Poway (Poway, California)
College Arizona (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro playing career 1990–2002
Career history
19901991 New Jersey Nets
1991 San Antonio Spurs
19911994 Golden State Warriors
19941998 Chicago Bulls
19992001 Detroit Pistons
2001 Phoenix Suns
2001–2002 Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,385 (3.3 ppg)
Assists 560 (0.8 apg)
Rebound 1,266 (1.8 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Judson Donald "Jud" Buechler (born June 19, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. He grew up in Poway, California and attended Poway High School, where he was a top basketball recruit as well as a Top-50 men's volleyball prospect.

A sharp-shooting 6 ft 6 in guard/forward, Buechler attended the University of Arizona before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1990 NBA Draft. His draft rights were immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets, and he spent slightly over one season with the Nets before being waived in 1991.

After a brief stint with the San Antonio Spurs, he signed with the Golden State Warriors, with whom he averaged 6.2 points, 1.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds (all career highs) during the 1992–93 NBA season. However, Buechler would become best known for his four-year tenure (1994–1998) with the Chicago Bulls. With his former college teammate Steve Kerr, Buechler provided clutch shooting off the bench and played a key role during the Bulls' second three-peat (1996–1998).

As the Bulls began their post-Jordan rebuilding process in 1999, Buechler signed with the Detroit Pistons, where he played for three seasons before being traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Buechler ended his career with a short stint with the Orlando Magic, and he retired in 2002 with 2,385 total points.

Buechler was also an All-American volleyball player at Arizona, earning the nickname "The Judge".

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External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
  • Jud Buechler at Basketball-Reference.com