Cleveland Buckner

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Cleveland Buckner
Personal information
Born (1938-08-17)August 17, 1938
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Died October 5, 2006(2006-10-05) (aged 68)
Jackson, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Jackson State (1958–1961)
NBA draft 1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1961–1963
Position Power forward / Center
Number 12
Career history
19611964 New York Knicks
Career statistics
Points 411 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds 240 (3.5 rpg)
Assists 44 (0.6 apg)
Stats at

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.

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