Paul Ruffner

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Paul Ruffner
Personal information
Born (1948-10-15) October 15, 1948 (age 68)
Downey, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Warren (Downey, California)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1970–1975
Position Power forward / Center
Number 44, 15, 22
Career history
1970–1971 Chicago Bulls
1971–1972 Pittsburgh Condors
19731975 Buffalo Braves
1975 Spirits of St. Louis
Stats at

Paul Ruffner (born October 15, 1948) is a retired American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association.

Ruffner was born on in Downey, California. He played basketball at Earl Warren High School in Downey, California.[1]

A 6'10" center, Ruffner played college basketball for Brigham Young University. The Chicago Bulls selected Ruffner in the second round of the 1970 NBA draft and the Virginia Squires selected him in the 1970 ABA draft. Ruffner signed with the Bulls.[2]

Ruffner played his rookie season, 1970–71, with the Bulls. Ruffner played for the Pittsburgh Condors of the ABA in the next season. After a year out of both leagues, Ruffner played during the 1973–74 and 1974–75 seasons for the NBA's Buffalo Braves. Ruffner then landed with the Baltimore Claws but the team folded after a few preseason exhibition games. Ruffner concluded his professional career in the final season before the ABA–NBA merger by appearing in two games for the Spirits of St. Louis during the 1975–76 campaign.[3]


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