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Name: Mike Buffalo Height: 6’5 Weight: 195 lbs. Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard (combo guard) Jersey Number: # 12 Personal Website: http://www.MikeBuffalo.com/ EuroBasket Account: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Mike_Buffalo/United-Kingdom/Mansfield_Giants_Basketball_Club/285688 Player Evaluation: 6’5 defensive minded slasher with a unique ability to finish around the basket over taller & bigger defenders. A high volume scorer with a very high efficiency rate and has shot over 50 % in each of his last seasons’ dating back to college. A creative ball handler who’s able to create shots for his self and others, solid shooter who can knock down the open three point shot when left opened and a good mid-range shooter as well. Has an uncanny ability to rebound from his position/size, a great offensive rebounder. Has a tremendous work ethic in which he loves any opportunity to be in the gym/weight room to improve on his game. Buffalo is a very coachable and confident player who plays this game with lots of emotion, poise and is very passionate on winning games. Buffalo won’t show any disrespect to any of teammates or coaches and is a model citizen to kids all over the world. Training Video: Displaying his work ethic in a 5:00 AM workout with The Limit Nation Basketball Training (June 2014) in Indiana, USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNp2CVJ2xpE NBA Player Comparison: Alec Burks (Rising NBA Star – Utah Jazz) Education Background: College Graduate (Class of 2014) - York College (Nebraska) Bachelor’s in Business Administration 3.0 GPA (Dean’s List Spring 2014 Recipient) Current Status: Last played for the Mansfield Giants of the England Basketball League (2014-2015 Season) where he averaged 27.6 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists & 2.9 steals in about 38 minutes showing he’s in TIP-TOP game shape. Birth date: 09/09/1991 (age 23) Nationality: American (USA – Passport Ready) Hometown/Birthplace: Bronx, New York Contact: (Cell) 914-803-2840 Email: MBuffalo1@gmail.com YouTube Channel (All of Mike Buffalo’s highlights): https://www.youtube.com/user/mbuffalo1/videos Goal: To compete and play professional basketball at the highest level. Buffalo doesn’t shy away from the BIG stage. He’s been playing organized basketball since the age of 5, very experienced player who honed his basketball skills in the tough streets of New York City. High School: Wings Academy (Bronx, New York) & South Kent Prep (Connecticut) (2006-2010) - At Wings Academy, averaged 16.3 points per game, and 8.4 rebs per game. - Scored a Season High 28 points and dished out 2 assists in a blowout WIN Vs Dewitt Clinton (January 8th, 2008) http://bronx.news12.com/news/wings-soars-past-clinton-on-hardwood-1.8221859 - Helped led Wings Academy to the 2008 Bronx PSAL AA Title over John F. Kennedy in a 77-67 victory where he scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebs. http://web.sny.tv/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080217&content_id=1451166&vkey=45&print=true - All Bronx Selection as a junior http://www.bcstopdwi.com/files/bcstopdwi/pdfs/2008NationalTeamProfile.pdf - Ranked # 11 in player rankings in the class of 2010 for New York City http://espn.go.com/high-school/story/_/id/3660420/all-area-ny-metro/ - Selected as the Orange-White Classic MVP of the prestigious 5-Star Basketball Camp held in Camp Wayne, Pennsylvania (August 2007) http://5starcamp.net/page/2007-summer-review#13 - Teamed up with Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic (NBA) Forward) at the 2008 prestigious iS8 spring classic (Queens, New York) in which he scored 23 points in a 98-90 WIN https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=800957 (April 2008) - All Tournament selection at the prestigious iS8 classic held in Queens, New York https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=823735 (July 2008) - Recruited by the likes of West Virginia, Connecticut, Pittsburgh (all BIG-EAST schools at the time. High Majors NCAA Division 1 Universities) http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Mike-Buffalo-89323 - Invited to the University of Connecticut’s midnight madness event as a potential recruit (October 2008) http://zagsblog.com/uconn/buffalo-grace-planning-visits/ - (AAU) All Tournament Selection at April 2009 Pittsburgh Jam Fest in which this tournament featured the likes of current NBA players. Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and Tobias Harris http://www.midatlanticselect.com/uploads/Pitt_2009_All_Tournament_final_1_.pdf - (AAU) All Tournament selection at April 2009 New Jersey Playaz Tournament http://www.recruitrecon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5253 - Transferred to South Kent Prep (senior year). Averaged 11.6 points per game. Was teammates with current NBA players; Russ Smith (Memphis Grizzlies) & Nick Stauskas (Sacramento Kings) http://www.newenglandbasketballservices.com/news/article/1074/Prep-Profile-South-Kent.php (South Kent 2009-2010 roster) - Class of 2010 McDonald All American High School Nominee from the state of Connecticut http://www.newenglandbasketballservices.com/news/article/1224/McDonalds-Nominees-Announced.php - Video highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKh4oTVMIA (MIKE BUFFALO BASKETBALL 2009-2010 HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR YEAR MIXTAPE) College: New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) & York College (Nebraska) (2010-2014) - At NMMI, averaged 14.6 points per game and 5.8 rebs per game - Ranked 9th in scoring in the toughest Junior College Conference in USA (Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC – Division 1 JUCO) - Honorable Mention WJCAC (2010-2011) - Season high of 20 points and 6 rebs vs. New Mexico JC http://raisingchampions.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/buffalo-big-despite-loss/ (February 4th, 2011) - Invited to the Jerry Mullens Showcase held in Missouri (JUCO All American Camp – 2011) http://raisingchampions.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/mike-buffalo-invited-to-mullen-showcase-camp/ - Video Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKh4oTVMIA (MIKE BUFFALO BASKETBALL 2010-2011 COLLEGE FRESHMAN YEAR MIXTAPE) - At York College, didn’t garner much playing time during his tenure there. When given the opportunity he deserved, Buffalo produced when called upon. - Averaged 5.5 points per game in only ten minutes per game - Member of 2012-2013 team that participated in the 2013 NAIA division 2 national tournament held in Branson, Missouri - Contributed 10 points, and 5 rebs in only 15 minutes of play in York College’s first ever WIN at the NAIA national tournament vs. Davenport (Michigan) 78-77 http://raisingchampions.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/congrats-to-mike-buffalo/ - (Nov. 2013) -- Scored 24 points, 7 rebs, and 2 assts (8-11 from the field and 7-8 from the foul line in 23 mins) against Oklahoma Christian (NCAA D2) in a 106-95 lost http://www.yorknewstimes.com/sports/york-college-splits-weekend-play/article_89e16b36-4ce4-11e3-957b-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=jqm (full game footage available) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-GlBfkgfVc (York College Vs Oklahoma Christian-NCAA D2) (November 9th, 2013) - Senior Night (Feb. 2014) – scored 28 points (career high) on 11-16 fgs, 8 rebs, 4 assists and 3 steals (36 minutes) in 121-113 victory over Haskell University (Kansas-NAIA D2) http://raisingchampions.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/mike-buffalo-has-career-night-to-lead-york-college/ (full game footage available) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPCRk70Zo1E York College Vs Haskell University (February 15th, 2014) - Featured in the York (Nebraska) News Times… Explains his reasoning for lack of playing time at York College and showing he’s a ROLE MODEL FIGURE. http://www.yorknewstimes.com/sports/york-college-senior-gets-back-his-game/article_667eb1d8-af10-11e3-9ea2-001a4bcf887a.html Video Highlights: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSruHIbx9M8 (MIKE BUFFALO BASKETBALL 2012-2013 COLLEGE JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHT MIX) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyA01UQwqMk (MIKE BUFFALO BASKETBALL 2013-2014 COLLEGE SENIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHT MIX) Professional Career: (October 2014 – Present) - Began his professional career with the Mansfield Giants of the England Basketball League in November 2014. Late addition to the team. Didn’t participate in preseason workouts. Remained in shape while being home in New York City showing he manages his body well. - NOTE: The Giants began the season 0-4 in league play. With the addition of Buffalo, he helped lead the Giants to a 7-6 league play record (7-2 since added to the team in November). Buffalo has been playing MVP basketball in doing everything he can do to make sure his team comes out on victory. - Through 9 games with the Giants. Buffalo averaged 27.6 points per game, 7.8 rebs, 3.2 assists & 2.9 steals per game in about 38 per minutes proving he’s in TIP-TOP game shape. - Game by Game STATS via England Basketball League website • The first game he competed in was on November 8th 2014 in which he scored 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a 73-64 WIN Vs Hull Wasps in his professional debut. Proving he can step right in without many practices under his belt and produced BIG numbers http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/perfect-day-for-mansfield-giants-1-6943839 • 2nd game Buffalo scored 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 36 minutes of action in a 88-75 WIN Vs Tee Valley Mohawks http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/local-sport/video-giants-men-move-up-and-ladies-reach-quarter-finals-1-6958655 (November 15th, 2014) • Scored a total 71 points over 2 games (35 & 36 points) for the weekend of (November 22nd & 23rd, 2014) http://mansfieldgiants.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=541%3Agiants-men-back-on-form&catid=7%3Anews • England Basketball League Week 5 News - http://www.hoopsfix.com/2014/11/around-the-nbl-week-5/ • Scored 40 points and pulled in 8 rebounds in a 119-102 WIN over Leeds Allerton Force (November 29th, 2014) http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/mansfield-giants-too-strong-for-leeds-allerton-1-6980172 • England Basketball League Week 6 News - http://www.hoopsfix.com/2014/12/around-the-nbl-week-6/ • Scored 28 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in a 95-93 scrappy two point WIN over New Castle Knights. (December 7th, 2014) http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/mansfield-giants-pip-newcastle-under-lyme-95-93-1-6994845 • England Basketball League Week 7 News - http://www.hoopsfix.com/2014/12/around-the-nbl-week-7/ • Scored 27 points and 11 rebounds in a 93-87 WIN over Sefton Stars (December 14th, 2014) http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/calvin-morant-hudson-scores-54-points-to-write-himself-in-to-mansfield-giants-history-books-1-7004760 • Scored 18 points and 7 rebounds in a 82-70 WIN over Sheffield Sabers (January 10th, 2015) http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/giants-men-in-form-but-women-run-out-of-steam-1-7048018 • Buffalo left the team on January 17th, 2015 due to personal reasons: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/basketball/mansfield-giants-gifted-win-but-lose-star-guard-mike-buffalo-1-7059255 • England Basketball League Week 12 News - http://www.hoopsfix.com/2015/01/around-the-nbl-week-12/ • MIKE BUFFALO 2014-2015 ROOKIE SEASON (ENGLAND BASKETBALL LEAGUE) HIGHLIGHT MIX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsV-9jtQSM • Full Game footage available. Will be posted on YouTube soon. References: - Coach Ralph Davis (Head coach at New Mexico Military Institute) Cell # 201-965-2551 Davisr@nmmi.edu - Marlon Smith (Professional Basketball Trainer) Cell # 917-309-8754 email@example.com
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