Northwestern star Boo Buie announces return for 2023-24 season
Northwestern guard Boo Buie is coming back for the 2023-24 season.
The star guard initially put his name in the NBA Draft, but revealed on Monday that he intends to pull it back out and return to college for a fifth season. Buie was the primary catalyst of Northwestern’s run to the NCAA Tournament last season after averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 assists a night.
“Playing at the next level has been something I’ve always dreamed of,” Buie said in a video shared on social media. “This place is truly special. But I’m not done yet. Wildcat Nation, I’m back.”
Not finished… pic.twitter.com/G4OrXAs31M
— BOO BUIE (@booboo_buie) May 8, 2023
Throughout his first 4 years in Evanston, Buie became one of the most decorated players to come through the program.
He appeared in 115 games (with 94 starts) and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors in 2022-23 after leading the Wildcats to their second-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Buie was sixth in the Big Ten in scoring and fifth in assists. Though not an uber-efficient scorer, Buie was a nightly force for the Wildcats as they finished in a tie for second place in the B1G.
The 12 conference wins were the most in B1G play by a Wildcat team in program history.
For his collegiate career, Buie holds averages of 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game on 39.2% shooting.