October 15, 1948 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Warren (Downey, California)|
|NBA draft||1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||44, 15, 22|
|1971–1972||Pittsburgh Condors (ABA)|
|1975||Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.
- Paul Ruffner at BYUCougars.com