|No. 14 – Canton Charge|
|League||NBA Development League|
January 10, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Libbey (Toledo, Ohio)|
|College||Ohio State (2008–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2013–2014||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
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.
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. He was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection.
As a sophomore, Buford averaged 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He was also a Third Team All Big-Ten selection.
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.
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. Following the season, Buford was named to the All Big-Ten Second Team. He was also named a Lowe's Senior Class Award finalist.
After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Buford joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for their pre-Summer League mini-camp and the Timberwolves' Las Vegas Summer League team. In two games with the Timberwolves, Buford recorded a total of five rebounds and two assists.
- "44 William Buford". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "Ohio State's Buford Earns Weekly Honor". bigten.org. January 19, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "MSU's Green Big Ten's best; Buford named to Second Team". toledoblade.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "William Buford Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Finalist". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. January 25, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- Briggs, David (June 28, 2012). "Ohio State's Buford goes undrafted". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "Buford opens camp with Timberwolves". toledoblade.com. July 14, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "2012 Summer League Statistics". NBA.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
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- Profile at Eurobasket.com