Brad Buckman (2003-06)
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Four-year starter at power forward ... played in 129 games, making 115 starts ... ranked 22nd in school history in career scoring (1,102) ... ranked sixth on UT's career rebounds chart (808) ... ranks third on UT's career blocked shots chart (168) ... ranked sixth in school history in career games played (129) and career games started (115) ... member of four NCAA Tournament teams, including trips to the Final Four (2003), "Elite 8" (2006) and "Sweet 16" (2004) ... played in a school-record 13 NCAA Tournament games ... garnered All-Big 12 Third Team (coaches) and second-team NABC All-District 9 accolades in his senior year... earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors (coaches) as a junior ... named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team (media) in 2002-03.
As a Senior in 2005-06
Team tri-captain ... second-team NABC All-District 9 selection ... All-Big 12 Third Team selection (coaches) ... All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection (media) ... named to the Big 12 All-Underrated team (media) ... started all 33 games he played in ... ranked second on the team in blocks (55) and third in rebounding (7.0 rpg), free throws made (82), free throw percentage (.766), double-figure rebounding games (five) and double-doubles (four) ... ranked fifth in scoring (9.5 ppg) ... led the team in scoring in two games and rebounding in six games ... opened the season with 19 points (6-of-9 FG, 2-of-2 threes) in 22 minutes against Southern (Nov. 15) ... scored nine points and pulled down nine boards in 21 minutes against Samford (Nov. 16) ... recorded 12 points (6-of-9 FG) and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes against No. 13 West Virginia in the Guardians Classic semifinal (Nov. 21) ... scored 14 points (4-of-7 FG, 2-of-4 threes) and pulled down six boards in 22 minutes in the win over No. 18 Iowa in the Guardians Classic Championship (Nov. 22) ... registered 13 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes against Texas-Arlington (Dec. 3) ... tallied 17 points (7-of-15 FG), 11 rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes against Rice (Dec. 5) ... had 20 points (7-of-12 FG) and eight rebounds in 22 minutes against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 30) ... pulled down seven boards and blocked a season-high five shots in 39 minutes in the win at No. 4 Memphis (Jan. 2) ... began league play with seven boards and a career-high four assists in 26 minutes against Colorado (Jan. 7) ... recorded nine points, eight boards and three assists in 35 minutes against Iowa State (Jan. 9) ... tallied six points (3-of-3 FG) and five boards in 11 minutes in the win over No. 3 Villanova (Jan. 14) ... scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds in 27 minutes against Texas Tech (Jan. 17) ... scored 10 points in 36 minutes against Baylor (Jan. 21) ... recorded 19 points (7-of-9 FG) and seven rebounds in 30 minutes against Oklahoma State (Jan. 23) ... registered 11 points (3-of-5 FG) and seven rebounds in 27 minutes against Texas A&M (Feb. 4) ... tallied 12 points (4-of-4 FT) and five rebounds in 30 minutes against Nebraska (Feb. 11) ... recorded 12 points (5-of-8 FG, 2-of-2 threes) and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes against Baylor (Feb. 14) ... tied a season-high with four assists in 28 minutes at Kansas State (Feb. 22) ... tallied 12 points (5-of-5 FT), nine boards, three assists and tied a career high with three steals in 29 minutes against No. 16 Kansas (Feb. 25) ... recorded 12 points and nine rebounds in 32 minutes against No. 17 Kansas in the Big 12 Championship title game (Mar. 12) ... tallied 13 points, 14 rebonds and three steals in 39 minutes against No. 19 LSU in the NCAA Regional Final (Mar. 25).
As a Junior in 2004-05
Starting power forward ... played in all 31 games, making 30 starts ... second-team All-Big 12 Conference pick (by league's coaches) ... NABC All-District 9 second-team selection... also named to the Big 12 All-Improved and All-Underrated teams (media vote) ... emerged as one of the top frontcourt threats in the Big 12 Conference during the last third of the season, averaging 16.0 ppg and 10.5 rpg in the last 11 contests ... led the team in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and blocks (50) and ranked third on the squad in scoring (12.5 ppg) ... reached double digits in scoring 20 times (third on the team), after posting just five double-figure scoring efforts in his sophomore year ... also led the team in double-doubles (seven) ... notched 13 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the season-opening win over Texas State (Nov. 19) ... posted team highs in points (18) and rebounds (11) against Iowa (Nov. 23) in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational ... had 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks at Seton Hall (Dec. 4) ... tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-best seven blocks (one shy of the UT single-game record) against North Texas (Dec. 7) ... posted 17 points (3-of-3 threes) and six boards at No. 6 Wake Forest (Dec. 18) ... had 12 points, eight rebounds and six blocks in the Big 12 opener against Baylor (Jan. 9) ... posted 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds at No. 18 Oklahoma (Jan. 22) ... recorded eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds in the home victory against Texas Tech (Jan. 25) ... started a streak of four consecutive double-doubles by recording 20 points (8-of-12 FG) and a game-high 15 boards against Iowa State (Feb. 5) ... returned to post a career-high 27 points (7-of-11 FG, 13-of-16 FT) and a career-best 21 rebounds at Colorado (Feb. 8) ... became just the third player in UT history and sixth person in Big 12 Conference history to post at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game ... it marked the first such performance by a Texas player in over 24 years (LaSalle Thompson with 26 points and 21 boards at North Texas on Jan. 19, 1981) ... the 21 boards tied for the fourth-highest single-game rebound total in school history and were the most recorded in over 23 seasons (21 by LaSalle Thompson at SMU on Jan. 9, 1982) ... registered 17 points and 10 boards in a career-high 40 minutes against Kansas State (Feb. 12) ... tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 14) for his play against Colorado and Kansas State, averaging 22.0 ppg and 15.5 rpg in the two games ... tallied a team-high 18 points (10-of-10 FT) and 13 rebounds in the home win against Texas A&M (Feb. 16) ... had 19 points and nine boards at Baylor (Feb. 19) ... recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds at Texas Tech (Feb. 22) ... tied his career high with 27 points (8-of-11 FG, 8-of-13 FT) and nine boards in 36 minutes during the upset at No. 8 Oklahoma State (March 5) ... tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the NCAA Tournament loss to Nevada (March 17).
As a Sophomore in 2003-04
Starting power forward ... played in 32 of a possible 33 games (did not play in the opener against Brown due to an ankle injury), making 26 starts ... earned the team's Coca-Cola Solid Citizen Award, given to a player for his involvement in community relations and public appearance activities ... ranked seventh on the team in scoring (5.7 ppg) and fourth on the squad in rebounding (4.5 rpg) ... led the team in blocks (34) ... led the squad in blocks during a team-best 13 games ... also led the team in rebounding on six occasions and paced the squad in scoring twice ... had five double-figure scoring games and three double-doubles ... had 14 points and tied his career high with 13 rebounds (eight offensive) in 17 minutes against Sam Houston State (Nov. 24) ... had 11 points (7-of-9 FT) and six boards in 17 minutes against Wofford (Dec. 4) ... posted six points, seven rebounds and five blocks in 17 minutes against New Orleans (Dec. 14) ... added 12 points (4-of-8 FG) and eight rebounds (six offensive) against No. 3 Duke (Dec. 20) ... had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes against UT-Arlington (Jan. 2) ... recorded a career-high 16 points (6-of-9 FG, 4-of-6 FT), 10 boards (five offensive) and five blocks in 25 minutes during the Big 12 opener against Baylor (Jan. 10) ... returned to post nine points (5-of-6 FT), three rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes during the home win against No. 4 Wake Forest (Jan. 13) ... had nine points (9-of-10 FT) and eight boards in a season-high 26 minutes against Oklahoma (Feb. 8) ... added nine points (3-of-4 FG) in 10 minutes at Oklahoma (Feb. 21) ... had eight points (4-of-8 FG) and three rebounds in 16 minutes in the Big 12 Tournament semifinal win against No. 18 Kansas (March 13) ... garnered seven points (3-of-6 FG) and six boards (five offensive) in just 15 minutes during the NCAA First Round win against Princeton (March 18) ... posted seven points (3-of-6 FG) and tied UT's single-game NCAA Tournament record with four blocked shots in 16 minutes of action during the "Sweet 16" contest against Xavier (March 26).
As a Freshman in 2002-03
One of five players named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team (by league's media) ... played in all 33 games, making 26 starts ... started 26 of the last 27 games at power forward to end the season ... led the team in blocks (29) and ranked second in rebounding (5.3 rpg) despite playing just 16.0 minutes per contest ... also led the team in field goal percentage (.517) and ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.756) ... recorded nine double-figure scoring games and three double-digit rebounding efforts on the season ... posted 12 points (8-of-10 FT) and eight rebounds in 17 minutes during the home opener against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 23) ... had 11 points in 13 minutes in the win against George Washington (Dec. 7) during the opening round of the BB&T Classic ... grabbed a team-high nine boards in 14 minutes against Notre Dame (Dec. 8) in the title game of the BB&T Classic ... registered a season-high 15 points (7-of-12 FG) and eight rebounds in 22 minutes during the home win against McNeese State (Dec. 19) ... tallied his first collegiate double-double with 11 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in 24 minutes in the home victory against Mount St. Mary's (Jan. 5) ... had eight points, 12 rebounds (five offensive) and three blocks in 21 minutes during the home win against Texas A&M (Jan. 18) ... recorded 10 points (4-of-6 FG) and four boards in 19 minutes in the home win against No. 9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 1) ... registered eight points (3-of-4 FG) and 11 boards in the home victory against Baylor (Feb. 26) ... had 14 points (4-of-6 FG) and a team-high nine rebounds in the win at Texas Tech (March 1) ... recorded 12 points (6-of-8 FT), six boards and two blocks in a season-high 27 minutes against Texas Tech during the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 tourney (March 14) ... posted 11 points and a season-high three steals in 18 minutes during the NCAA "Elite Eight" win against Michigan State (March 30) ... registered 14 points (6-of-6 FG) and seven rebounds in 23 minutes in the NCAA Semifinal loss to No. 13 Syracuse (Apr. 5) ... made a roster of 16 finalists for the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying team, but elected to stay in Austin and take summer classes at UT.
Westlake High School in Austin, Texas (head coach Clifton McNeely) ... McDonald's All-America selection (fourth in UT history) ... third-team All-America choice by Parade Magazine ... started at power forward and recorded 10 points and nine rebounds (five offensive) in 23 minutes for the West squad during the McDonald's All-American game at Madison Square Garden (April 4) ... also one of 21 high school seniors who participated in the EA Sports Roundball Classic in Chicago (March 26) ... tabbed as the No. 8 high school senior in the nation by Bob Gibbons' All Star Sports ... rated as the No. 21 high school recruit in the nation by PrepStars.com ... earned Class 5A Player of the Year honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association all-state team following his senior year ... rated as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Texas by Mike Kunstadt's Texas Hoops ... two-time first-team all-state choice ... two-time CenTex Player of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman ... two-time District 14-5A MVP ... averaged 22 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game as a senior while leading Westlake to a 22-12 record and the second round of the Class 5A state tournament ... named to the Powerade Holiday Prep Classic in Las Vegas during his senior season ... earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the prestigious Five-Star Camp in Pittsburgh during the summer prior to his senior year ... averaged 19.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per contest during his junior season.
Full name is Bradley Bond Buckman ... son of Brent and Tammy Buckman ... father, Brent, is the golf pro at Spanish Oaks Golf Club in Austin and played alongside Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite on two NCAA Championship teams at The University of Texas (1971, 1972) ... born Jan. 11, 1984 in Austin, Texas ... wore jersey No. 22 to honor his former high school teammate and close friend, Brendan Mooney, who passed away in December 2001 from spinal meningitis.