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Jud Buechler
Position(s) Small forward
Jersey #(s) 35, 33, 30, 26
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Born June 19, 1968 (1968-06-19) (age 41)
San Diego, California, USA
Career information
Year(s) 1990–2002
NBA Draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
College Arizona
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA and/or ABA)
Points     2,385
Assists     560
Steals     314
Stats @
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Judson Donald Buechler (born June 19, 1968 in San Diego, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. He grew up in Poway, CA and attended Poway High School.

A sharp-shooting 6 ft 6 in guard/forward, Buechler attended the University of Arizona before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1990 NBA Draft. His draft rights were immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets, and he spent slightly over one season with the Nets before being waived in 1991.

After a brief stint with the San Antonio Spurs, he signed with the Golden State Warriors, with whom he averaged 6.2 points, 1.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds (all career highs) during the 1992–93 NBA season. However, Buechler would become best known for his four-year tenure (1994–1998) with the Chicago Bulls. With his former college teammate Steve Kerr, Buechler provided clutch shooting off the bench and played a key role during the Bulls' second three-peat (1996–1998).

As the Bulls began their post-Jordan rebuilding process in 1999, Buechler signed with the Detroit Pistons, where he played for three seasons before being traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Buechler ended his career with a short stint with the Orlando Magic, and he retired in 2002 with 2,385 total points.

Buechler was also an All-American volleyball player at Arizona. As a two-sport athlete, he earned the nickname "The Judge".

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