The Toronto Raptors confirmed on Tuesday they have signed free-agent point guard Dwight Buycks.
The 24-year-old Buycks had made a huge impression with the Thunder’s Summer League team in Orlando earlier this month and was thought to be in contention as that team’s third string point guard in October. Against the Pacers Summer League team, he put up 12 points on 50 percent shooting, 13 assists and 2 steals. Then against Detroit, he had 13 points on 5-8 shooting to go with 3 assists and 4 steals. The Raptors approached him about joining Toronto soon after.
The 6’ 3” Buycks left Marquette as a sophomore in 2011 after averaging 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals. A three-point threat, he hit on 41.1 percent of his long range attempts.
Undrafted, Buycks played for Tulsa in the NBA D-League where he nearly doubled his college scoring. He averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists in 26.8 minutes over 28 games.
In the French Pro A League this past season with Gravelines, Buycks averaged a team-high 18 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 32 games while hitting 38.4 percent of his three-point attempts. In 16 EuroChallenge contests, he averaged 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assitst and 1.2 steals.