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#44 William Buford
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  • Signed in France
  • Signed with Gravelines-Dunkirque
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  • 6'5" / 190lbs
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  • 01/10/1990
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2012
  • Ohio State
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DateLeagueTransaction
27th August, 2012SpainSigned a one year contract with Obradoiro.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDrafted 11th overall in the 2013 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
5th November, 2013D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy, along with Abdul Gaddy, to Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for Reginald Buckner and Garland Judkins.
7th March, 2014D-LeagueAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Santa Cruz Warriors, along with a 2014 fourth round pick, to Canton Charge in exchange for the returning player rights to Richard Howell from Idaho Stampede.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
16th December, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Canton Charge.
6th January, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Texas Legends.
19th July, 2015GermanySigned a one year contract with Walter Tigers Tubingen.
10th June, 2016FranceSigned a one year contract with Limoges.
11th July, 2017FranceSigned a one year contract with Gravelines-Dunkirque.
7th December, 2017FranceLeft Gravelines-Dunkirque.
19th February, 2018GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Groeningen.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2008 - 2012Ohio State (NCAA)
July 2012Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Obradoiro (Spain)
July 2013Utah Jazz (Summer League)
November 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2013 - March 2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
March 2014 - December 2014Canton Charge (D-League)
January 2015 - June 2015Texas Legends (D-League)
July 2015 - June 2016Walter Tigers Tubingen (Germany)
June 2016 - June 2017Limoges (France)
July 2017 - November 2017Gravelines-Dunkirque (France)
February 2018 - presentGroeningen (Germany)
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July 8, 2013

William Buford

Buford's first professional season was not a good one. He was able to land a spot in Spain's ACB, very rare for an American rookie, but in 31 games for Obradoiro, Buford averaged only 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He scored 108 points on 136 shots, shooting 34% from two and 25% from three, in what was frankly a nothing year for him. Perhaps this summer league stint can be a springboard from which to restart his career.

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March 16, 2011

Freshman point guard Craft is an incredibly mature and high IQ player for his age. He's a good ball handler who doesn't dribble into trouble, a good passer with strong court vision who doesn't throw it away often, a very good defender who has good hands, instincts and timing without committing a huge amount of fouls, and a capable shooter and finisher with very judicious shot selection for one so young. Craft is the team's only point guard, save for some pseudo point guard moments by Lighty and Buford. Buford is a natural scorer, and a good one, armed with two types of shot - the three pointer, and the right handed floaty hook thing from five feet out. His defense and decision making have improved over his career as a Buckeye, as has his scoring efficiency, now up to 47% from the floor (and helped in no small part by the talent around him). Buford does not look or take contact, is not a great athlete, nor is he much of a ball handler, yet he has developed into an efficient and increasingly reliable role player. There's more than a dribble of Wayne Ellington about him in terms of both his body type and style of play. And Wayne Ellington now plays in the NBA, so that must be interpreted as praise.

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