Purdue?s strongest player in the post ... can knock down the 15-foot jumper ... athletic player who can run the floor well ... needs to be more aggressive on the glass.
Junior Season (2002-03)
>Appeared in 29 games, starting 10 of them.
>Scored seven games in double figures.
>Fifth on the team in scoring (5.9) and fourth in rebounding (2.9)
>Shot 52.6 percent from the field, second-highest on the team.
>Averaged 19.5 minutes per game, fifth-most on the team.
European Trip (May 2002)
>Averaged 13.8 points per game, which ranked third on the team.
>One of four Boilermakers to average in double figures.
>Ranked second on the team in rebounding, averaging 6.6 caroms per game.
>Had the second-most free throws attempted (23 of 36).
Sophomore Season (2001-02)
>Saw action in 29 of 31 games, missing two due to illness.
>Started six games at power forward.
>Averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds.
>Scored eight points or more in five games and collected five rebounds or more in six contests.
>Scored season-high 13 points against Radford (11/21/01).
>Averaged 17.0 minutes per game.
>Earned team?s Courage Award.
Freshman Season (2000-01)
>Appeared in 32 games, with 11 starts.
>Ranked third on the team, with 121 rebounds.
>Scored a career-high 21 points against Akron (12/27/00) and set a career high for rebounds with 10 on two occasions.
>Grabbed at least five rebounds in 10 games.
>Played at least 10 minutes in 29 of 32 games.
High School (Chesterton)
>Played for his father, Bob Buscher, and averaged 21.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior.
>Named team MVP during senior season after shooting 61.3 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the line.
>Named first-team all-state by the Associated Press, Hoosier Basketball and the Indiana Coaches Poll.
>Named to the Duneland All-Conference team and attended 1999 Nike All-America Camp.
>Member of the Indiana All-Star team that swept the Kentucky All-Stars in two games.
>Played in the Wendy?s Classic in Dayton, Ohio, a game featuring the best players from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
>Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision
>Born Dec.16, 1981
>Son of Robert and Ann Buscher
>Has one brother, Brandon (19)