William Buford

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William Buford
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No. 14 – Canton Charge
Position Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 24)
Toledo, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Libbey (Toledo, Ohio)
College Ohio State (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Obradoiro CAB
2013–2014 Santa Cruz Warriors
2014–present Canton Charge
Career highlights and awards
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2009)
  • All-Big Ten Freshman team (2009)
  • Third team All-Big Ten (2010)
  • Second team All-Big Ten (2011, 2012)

William Buford (born January 10, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.

High school career[edit]

As a junior at Libbey High School, Buford averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds per game, earning All-State honors. During his senior season, Buford averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game. Buford was also named Ohio Mr. Basketball. Buford also participated in the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In Buford's freshman season at Ohio State, he averaged 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. For the week of January 19, Buford was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, after averaging 17 points and 6 rebounds per game in two Ohio State wins.[2] He was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection.[1]

Sophomore season[edit]

As a sophomore, Buford averaged 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He was also a Third Team All Big-Ten selection.[1]

Junior season[edit]

In his junior season at Ohio State, Buford averaged 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He was also a Second Team All Big-Ten selection.[1]

Senior season[edit]

Before his senior season at Ohio State, Buford was a preseason All Big-Ten selection, as well as a Top-50 Naismith and Wooden Award watch. In his senior season, Buford averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.[1] Following the season, Buford was named to the All Big-Ten Second Team.[3] He was also named a Lowe's Senior Class Award finalist.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft,[5] Buford joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for their pre-Summer League mini-camp[6] and the Timberwolves' Las Vegas Summer League team. In two games with the Timberwolves, Buford recorded a total of five rebounds and two assists.[7]

In August 2012, he signed his first professional contract with Blu:sens Monbús of Spain.[8]

Buford joined the Utah Jazz for the 2013 NBA Summer League. In November 2013, he was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[9] On March 8, 2014, he was traded to Canton Charge.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "44 William Buford". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ohio State's Buford Earns Weekly Honor". bigten.org. January 19, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "MSU's Green Big Ten's best; Buford named to Second Team". toledoblade.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "William Buford Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Finalist". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. January 25, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Briggs, David (June 28, 2012). "Ohio State's Buford goes undrafted". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Buford opens camp with Timberwolves". toledoblade.com. July 14, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012 Summer League Statistics". NBA.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Obradoiro lands rookie William Buford
  9. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Training Camp Roster
  10. ^ Charge Acquire Buford, Fesenko

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