Blog Entry

William Buford: Ohio St. all-time leading scorer?

Posted on: September 29, 2011 3:47 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2011 4:48 pm
  •  
 
By Jeff Goodman

William Buford could become the all-time leading scorer in Ohio State history.

Wow.

That's mind-boggling, isn't it?

The smooth 6-foot-5 senior wing - who some feel hasn't lived up to his potential thus far in college - enters the season with 1,424 points and a 13.4 career average.

Dennis Hopson holds the Buckeyes mark with 2,096 career points (Jerry Lucas scored 1,990 and averaged 24.3 points in three years).

That means Buford needs 673 to break Hopson's mark.

Ohio State has 31 regular-season games on its slate this season.

Let's assume that the Buckeyes play four total between the Big Ten and NCAA tournament.

Buford would need to average 19.2 points per game.

That's certainly plausible.

Obviously, Buford needs to stay healthy, something he's done over the course of his three-year career. He's missed just one game and it came last season.

Buford has averaged 14.4 points each of the last two years and they'll be more scoring opportunities and more pressure on him to put the ball in the basket with David Lighty and Jon Diebler both gone.

Opposing defenses will also likely pack it in and double-team big man Jared Sullinger - which could result in Buford getting more than the dozen shot attempts he had a year ago.

William Buford as Ohio State's all-time leading scorer?

Don't rule it out.

Photo: AP
  •  
Comments

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:20 pm
 

William Buford: Ohio St. all-time leading scorer?

Thou should not throw stonage oh follower of infamous Fab Five.



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 7:57 am
 

William Buford: Ohio St. all-time leading scorer?

you are right Scoot.  Incredibly jealous that you choose to fill your roster with kids like LaQuinton Ross.   



Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2011 8:40 pm
 

William Buford: Ohio St. all-time leading scorer?

Sounds like someone from that state up north is a little jealous of the success of the Ohio State Buckeyes.



Since: Jun 2, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 7:51 pm
 

William Buford: Ohio St. all-time leading scorer?

As a luckeye...Im sure going to the NBA would be a pay cut. Jess Sayin'


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com