28. William Buford Senior 6-6 220lbs Ohio St. 23 years old SG/SF
2011-12 stats: 33.8 mpg, 14.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 42%fg, 36% 3ptfg, 83% ft
Prediction: Late 1st round-early second
Strengths: William Buford is one of the few players in the draft with a mid-range game, which is a lost art when it comes to young players. Was a four year starter at OSU and has played big in some big time games. Has good size for the two guard position and could get away with playing the three in certain spots. Does a good job breaking his defender down and shooting the ball off of the bounce.
Weaknesses: Buford doesn’t get to the foul line as much as he should. He often bails the defense out by settling for the jump shot too often. He also showed the ability to post up smaller players in small portions in college and I feel as though he could be a more productive player if he posted more often. Not a great defender, but I think he could become better if he puts forth the effort.