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5 George Buaku

AS A SENIOR IN 2017-18
Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) President.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17
Played in all 33 games, starting 32 of those ... Averaged 5.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists ... Tied for the team lead with 26 steals and was second with 82 assists ... Also second on the roster in total minutes (956) and average minutes (29.0) ... Posted a .460 field goal percentage ... Had 10 or more points on eight occasions, including a career-high 17 in upset win against 13th-ranked California Baptist in an NCAA West Regional semifinal (3/11) ... Multiple steals in eight games with a career-best four in the regional semi vs. California Baptist ... Twice dished out a career-high six assists ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Executive Board.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16
Played in 29 games with three starts ... All three starts came at the NCAA West Regional ... Averaged 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 21.0 minutes ... His 21 steals were the third-most on the team ... At least one steal in 15 games ... Multiple assists 12 times and multiple steals in six games ... Went 5-for-7 and set a new career-high with 12 points against Cal State Monterey Bay (12/4) ... Matched that total vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (1/22) ... In NCAA West Regional games, went 3-for-5 with eight points against Chico State and 3-for-6 with eight points versus California Baptist ... Equaled a career-high with seven rebounds vs. Western Oregon in NCAA West Regional championship game ... Averaged 32.3 minutes in postseason games ... Member of Division I Student Leadership Group.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15
Played in all 27 games and earned nine starts ... Averaged 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists ... His 44 assists were fourth on the team ... Scored 11 points at 19th-ranked Cal Poly Pomona (11/22) and against at Stanislaus State (2/7) ... Nine of his 11 points at Pomona came on threes ... Grabbed a season-high seven boards at Cal State Dominguez Hills (1/17) ... Multiple assists in 14 games ... Had three steals vs. Chico State (1/3).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2014 graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest ... As a senior, was tabbed the South Coast League MVP, first team All-CIF Division 1A and third team All-Orange County ... Chargers won league championships in 2013 and 2014 ... In 2013, they finished as the CIF Division IA runner up and qualified for the state tournament ... In 2014, team was a CIF quarterfinalist.

PERSONAL
Born June 4 in Laguna Hills ... Parents are George Buaku, Sr., and Kelli Nagano ... A Psychology major at Muir College ... Lists soccer as a hobby ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and Chelsea FC ... Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is his favorite athlete ... Top movie is Hitch ... Listens to Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18

GAME HIGHS
Points 17 vs. California Baptist 3/11/17
FGM 5 Multiple Times -
FGA 10 vs. Cal State San Marcos 1/19/17
3FGM 4 vs. Point Loma 11/15/16
3FGA 5 vs. Cal State Stanislaus 2/7/15
FTM 7 at Cal State East Bay 1/7/17
FTA 8 at Cal State East Bay 1/7/17
Rebounds 7 Multiple Times -
Assists 6 Multiple Times -
Blocks 2 vs. Holy Names 11/27/15
Steals 4 vs. California Baptist 3/11/17
CAREER STATISTICS
Season GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct OReb DReb Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2014-15 27-9 544 20.1 36-88 .409 15-37 .405 30-46 .652 9 60 69 2.6 51 0 44 43 3 13 117 4.3
2015-16 29-3 608 21.0 40-105 .381 14-47 .298 31-49 .633 7 61 68 2.3 64 1 40 24 6 21 125 4.3
2016-17 33-32 956 29.0 64-139 .460 17-42 .405 43-56 .768 9 73 82 2.5 75 2 82 23 5 26 188 5.7
Totals 89-44 2107 23.7 140-332 .423 46-126 .365 104-151 .689 25 194 219 2.5 190 3 166 90 14 60 430 4.8
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
High School: El Toro HS
College: Muir
Major: Psychology
Experience: 3 Letters
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