By KEVIN PINK IHCC Information Department
---- — OTTUMWA — Former Indian Hills Community College basketball star Dwight Buycks has found a home in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors announced this week they have signed Buycks to a contract; financial details of which were not released.
A two-time All-American at Indian Hills, Buycks played two seasons at Marquette University in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., after leaving IHCC. He was with Gravelines in the French Pro A league this past year, leading the team in scoring with 18.0 points and adding 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
His first season out of college, Buycks spent the year with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League and averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
A 2009 IHCC graduate, Buycks was a two-time first-team All-Region choice with the Warriors and was a first-team All-American after his sophomore season, adding to the honorable mention All-American honors he received as a freshman.
Buycks ended his career as one of the leading scorers in IHCC history, netting 1,254 points in two seasons.