Dwight Buycks

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Dwight Buycks
Dwight Buycks - 1.jpeg
Buycks in 2014
Free agent
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1989-03-06) March 6, 1989 (age 29)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Tulsa 66ers
2012 Oostende
2012–2013 BCM Gravelines
2013–2014 Toronto Raptors
2014Bakersfield Jam
2014 Valencia
2014–2015 Tianjin Ronggang
2015 Oklahoma City Blue
2015 Los Angeles Lakers
2015–2016 Fujian Sturgeons
2016 Oklahoma City Blue
2016–2017 Fujian Sturgeons
2017–2018 Detroit Pistons
2017–2018Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards

Dwight Buycks (/ˈbks/; born March 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who most recently played for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Indian Hills Community College and Marquette.

High school career[edit]

Buycks attended Bay View High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a four-year starter on the basketball team and finished his career with 1,312 points. He was the first player in school history to reach 1,000 points. He was named to the All-League Team all four years and the AP and Coaches All-State Team in his senior year. He was voted the top AAU player in the state and led his team to the state championship.[1]

College career[edit]

Junior college[edit]

Buycks attended Indian Hills Community College for the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons. In his two years, he had 1,254 points, the third most in school history. During his time there, his team was 58-13. They also won a conference tournament championship and made a national tournament appearance. He was on the first team All-Region Team in both his seasons. He was also a First Team NJCAA All-American selection in his sophomore year. His team was ranked in the top five all year and were second in the final poll. They finished sixth in the national tournament.

2009–10 season[edit]

During the 2009–10 season, Buycks was mainly Marquette's sixth man. During the season, he started 11 games and averaged 24 minutes per game. He averaged 6.3 points per game and 3 rebounds per game while earning his first letter.

2010–11 season[edit]

In his senior season, Buycks had an increased role, averaging 28.1 minutes per game. In 36 games, he averaged 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Buycks went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In November 2011, he was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League (D-League).[3] On December 11, 2011, he signed with the Phoenix Suns. However, he was later waived by the Suns on December 19, 2011. He then returned to the 66ers. In April 2012, following the conclusion of the D-League season, he signed with Oostende of Belgium for the remainder of the 2011–12 Ethias League season.[4]

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, Buycks joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the San Antonio Spurs for the Las Vegas Summer League. In August 2012, he signed with BCM Gravelines of France for the 2012–13 season.[5]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Buycks re-joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2013 Orlando Summer League. On July 16, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors[6] after playing well for them in the Las Vegas Summer League. On January 3, 2014, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam.[7] On January 13, 2014, he was recalled by the Raptors.[8] On March 5, 2014, he was re-assigned to the Jam.[9] On March 9, 2014, he was recalled by the Raptors.[10]

2014–15 season[edit]

On July 19, 2014, Buycks was waived by the Toronto Raptors.[11] Six days later, he signed a one-year deal with Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB.[12][13] On November 7, 2014, he parted ways with Valencia after five Spanish League games and three EuroLeague games.[14] Head coach Velimir Perasović said that Buycks' release was consensual and that Valencia wanted to part ways with him due to bad results. Perasović pointed to himself as the possible reason as to why Buycks did not fit in with the team.[15]

On December 16, 2014, Buycks signed with Tianjin Ronggang for the rest of the 2014–15 CBA season.[16] Following the conclusion of the CBA season, he returned to the United States, and on March 4, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.[17] On April 3, he signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to help the team deal with numerous injuries. The Lakers had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, one over the allowed limited of 15.[18] The Lakers parted ways with Buycks on April 13 after he suffered a broken right hand in the team's loss to the Dallas Mavericks the previous night.[19]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Buycks re-joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[20] On September 24, 2015, he signed with the Fujian Sturgeons for the 2015–16 CBA season, returning to China for a second stint.[21] In 38 games for Fujian, he averaged 25.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

Following the conclusion of the CBA season, Buycks returned to the United States, where on February 27, he was re-acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue.[22] He made his season debut for the Blue that night in a 90–78 win over the Austin Spurs, recording 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 26 minutes.[23]

2016–17 season[edit]

On August 7, 2016, Buycks re-signed with the Fujian Sturgeons for the 2016–17 CBA season.[24]

2017–18 season[edit]

In July 2017, Buycks joined the Dallas Mavericks for the Orlando Summer League.[25] He helped lead them to the championship, scoring a team-leading 28 points in their overtime win over the Detroit Pistons.[26]

On September 12, 2017, Buycks signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Pistons and their NBA G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.[27] Four months later, on January 12, 2018, Buycks' deal would be converted into a full, regular season deal.[28] He averaged 7.4 points and 2.0 assists per game. On July 7, 2018, he was waived by the Pistons.[29]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Toronto 14 0 10.4 .313 .294 .889 1.6 .7 .6 .0 3.1
2014–15 L.A. Lakers 6 0 20.5 .450 .636 .900 2.0 2.3 .5 .0 8.7
2017–18 Detroit 29 0 14.7 .414 .333 .878 1.4 2.0 .7 .1 7.4
Career 49 0 14.2 .402 .370 .883 1.6 1.7 .6 .0 6.3

Personal life[edit]

Buycks is the son of Maryann Woods and has a daughter name Sanyha and a son name Draylen.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dwight Buycks Bio
  2. ^ Dwight Buycks Stats
  3. ^ TULSA 66ERS ADD 10 PLAYERS IN 2011 NBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Telenet Oostende tabs Dwight Buycks
  5. ^ Gravelines-Dunkerque put Dwight Buycks at point
  6. ^ Raptors Sign Free-Agent Guard Dwight Buycks
  7. ^ Buycks Assigned To Bakersfield Jam
  8. ^ Buycks Recalled From Bakersfield Jam
  9. ^ Buycks Reassigned To Bakersfield Jam
  10. ^ Buycks Recalled From Bakersfield Jam
  11. ^ Raptors request waivers on Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett
  12. ^ Valencia Basket announces Dwight Buycks
  13. ^ Valencia Basket brings on Buycks
  14. ^ Valencia and Dwight Buycks part ways
  15. ^ "Perasovic: Esperábamos mucho Buycks, no ha sido así y puede que sea por mí". ABC.es (in Spanish). November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ Dwight Buycks signs with TianJin Steel
  17. ^ Blue Acquires Dwight Buycks
  18. ^ "Lakers Sign Dwight Buycks to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ Lakers Planned To Re-Sign Buycks Before Injury
  20. ^ Lakers Announce 2015 Summer League Roster
  21. ^ Dwight Buycks signs in China with Fujian
  22. ^ "Blue Acquires Dwight Buycks". OurSportsCentral.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Blue Lock Down Spurs". NBA.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Dwight Buycks agreed to terms with Fujian". Sportando.com. August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Mavs Orlando Summer League Roster Set". Scout.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  26. ^ "Mavericks win Orlando Pro Summer League - Official Website of the Dallas Mavericks". The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks. 2017-07-06. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  27. ^ "#Pistons have officially signed Dwight Buycks to a two-way contract". Twitter.com. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Rehab experience lends Jackson perspective; Pistons add Buycks for full season". NBA.com. January 12, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  29. ^ "The #Pistons have requested waivers on guard Dwight Buycks". Detroit Pistons on Twitter. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 

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