Kobe Bufkin, Michigan guard, announces plans for 2023-24 season
Kobe Bufkin has played his final game at Michigan. The Wolverine guard has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.
Bufkin will forgo his remaining college eligibility, a program announcement notes.
🚨 Roster News 🚨
G Kobe Bufkin has elected to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA Draft.#GoBlue ➡️ #ProBlue pic.twitter.com/Iayy9tghyl
— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) April 2, 2023
Bufkin, from Grand Rapids, departs U-M after 2 seasons. In 2021-22, Bufkin played in 28 games off the bench. This season, he started 33 games before missing last month’s NIT game against Vanderbilt. Bufkin averaged 34 minutes per game as a starter.
For the 2022-23 campaign, Bufkin was Michigan’s No. 3 scorer, averaging 14 points per game. He reached double figures 24 times, including 7 games of 20 points or more. Bufkin posted a career-high 28 points against Wisconsin on Feb. 26.
Bufkin averaged 4.5 rebounds per game in 2022-23, recording 5 boards or more in 14 games. He had a career-high 12 rebounds at Northwestern on Feb. 2, his only double-digit rebound game of the season.
The sophomore guard led U-M with 43 steals. Bufkin was second on the team in assists with 96, averaging 2.9 per game.
Bufkin was recognized as All-Big Ten third-team by the media in 2023.