Senior SG (Ohio State) 6'5" 190 lbs. DOB: 1/10/1990
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2010-2011 Season: 36 games, 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.8 turnovers, .8 steals, .3 blocks, 46.2/84.3/44.2%
July 8, 2011
Buford has been a solid contributor for the Buckeyes for three seasons now. He averaged 11.3 points as a freshman and 14.4 points as a sophomore and a junior. He is a consistent and efficient scorer who also posts good rebound and assist numbers. Buford has good size and has plenty of experience, which should make him relatively ready to contribute in the NBA.
Buford probably should have entered the 2010 Draft after averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists as a sophomore. Instead, he stayed and took a slight step backwards in '10-'11. His performance has been steady, but he hasn't shown much statistical improvement, so Buford's ceiling appears to be fairly low. He projects to be similar to Nick Young at the next level.