Buford Earns Big Ten POW

By Corey Carpenter on January 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

After averaging 17 points a game last week, on 13 of 25 shooting, William Buford has won the Player of the Week award given out by the B10. The 6'5" freshman from Toledo connected on 5 of his 11 three point attempts and also added 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals in the Buckeyes two vicotries.

While Turner has been my favorite player this year (he won the award the first week of December), Chris hopped on the Buford bandwagon from day 1 and was telling me Buford would take Diebler's minutes before the season was over.

After Lighty's injury, Buford has had a chance to shine, scoring in double digits in 8 of his 9 starts and raising his season average to 10.6 points a contest. My only fear now, is that Buford will get a case of D-Cook-itis and make a bolt for the NBA after just one year.