Buster Matheney

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Buster Matheney
Personal information
BornAugust 2, 1956
Los Angeles, California
DiedSeptember 25, 2000(2000-09-25) (aged 44)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High schoolBell (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeUtah (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
PositionPower forward
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC (1978)

Charles "Buster" Matheney (August 2, 1956 – September 25, 2000) was an American basketball player who played four years for the University of Utah, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1978 NBA Draft. However, he did not play in the NBA. Matheney was shot and killed on a Los Angeles street in September 2000.[1] Also played for Newcastle Falcons in Newcastle, NSW, Australia


  1. ^ Streeter, Kurt (September 27, 2000). "Family of Slain Man Left With Questions, Memories". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 June 2012.