William Buford

William Buford (born January 10, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Virtus Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA).

William Buford
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No. 44 – Virtus Roma
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 30)
Toledo, Ohio[1]
Listed height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
High schoolLibbey (Toledo, Ohio)
CollegeOhio State (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Obradoiro CAB
2013–2014Santa Cruz Warriors
2014Canton Charge
2015Texas Legends
2015–2016Tigers Tübingen
2016–2017Limoges CSP
2017BCM Gravelines
2018BG Göttingen
2019–presentVirtus Roma
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

As a junior at Libbey High School, Buford averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds per game, earning All-State honors. During his senior season, Buford averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game. Buford was also named Ohio Mr. Basketball. Buford also participated in the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.[2]

College careerEdit

Freshman seasonEdit

In Buford's freshman season at Ohio State, he averaged 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. For the week of January 19, Buford was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, after averaging 17 points and 6 rebounds per game in two Ohio State wins.[3] He was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection.[2]

Sophomore seasonEdit

As a sophomore, Buford averaged 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He was also a Third Team All Big-Ten selection.[2]

Junior seasonEdit

In his junior season at Ohio State, Buford averaged 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He was also a Second Team All Big-Ten selection.[2]

Senior seasonEdit

Before his senior season at Ohio State, Buford was a preseason All Big-Ten selection, as well as a Top-50 Naismith and Wooden Award watch. In his senior season, Buford averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.[2] Following the season, Buford was named to the All Big-Ten Second Team.[4] He was also named a Lowe's Senior Class Award finalist.[5]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft,[6] Buford joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for their pre-Summer League mini-camp[7] and the Timberwolves' Las Vegas Summer League team. In two games with the Timberwolves, Buford recorded a total of five rebounds and two assists.[8]

In August 2012, he signed his first professional contract with Blu:sens Monbús of Spain.[9]

Buford joined the Utah Jazz for the 2013 NBA Summer League. In November 2013, he was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[10] On March 8, 2014, he was traded to Canton Charge.[11]

On November 2, 2014, Buford was reacquired by the Canton Charge.[12] He was waived by Canton on December 17, 2014.[13] On January 9, 2015, he was acquired by the Texas Legends.[14]

On July 18, 2015, he signed with the Tigers Tübingen of the Basketball Bundesliga.[15]

On June 10, 2016, he signed with Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A.[16]

On August 23, 2019, he has signed with Virtus Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). [17]


  1. ^ "La Virtus Roma ingaggia William Buford". legabasket.it (in Italian). August 23, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "44 William Buford". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ohio State's Buford Earns Weekly Honor". bigten.org. January 19, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "MSU's Green Big Ten's best; Buford named to Second Team". toledoblade.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "William Buford Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Finalist". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. January 25, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  6. ^ Briggs, David (June 28, 2012). "Ohio State's Buford goes undrafted". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Buford opens camp with Timberwolves". toledoblade.com. July 14, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "2012 Summer League Statistics". NBA.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  9. ^ Obradoiro lands rookie William Buford
  10. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Training Camp Roster
  11. ^ Charge Acquire Buford, Fesenko
  12. ^ "2014-15 Canton Charge Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Charge top Knicks for fourth straight home win
  14. ^ Legends Acquire William Buford and Myck Kabongo
  15. ^ Walter Tigers ink William Buford
  16. ^ Limoges CSP land William Buford
  17. ^ "Virtus Roma announces William Buford". Sportando. August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

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