August 17, 1938|
Yazoo City, Mississippi
|Died||October 5, 2006
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College||Jackson State (1958–1961)|
|NBA draft||1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1961–1964||New York Knicks|
|Points||411 (6.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||240 (3.5 rpg)|
|Assists||44 (0.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Cleveland Buckner (August 17, 1938 – October 5, 2006) was an American basketball player. A forward/center from Yazoo City, Mississippi, he played collegiately for the Jackson State University and was selected by the New York Knicks in the 6th round (51st pick overall) of the 1961 NBA Draft.
He played 68 games for the Knicks in the NBA from 1961 to 1963.
Buckner played against Wilt Chamberlain during Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962. Buckner had 33 points and 8 rebounds and shot 16/26 in that game. Two days prior, he allowed Wilt to score 28 points in a quarter against him.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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