Overview: An invited walk on who provides depth at the guard spot... Appeared in 13 games during KU's 2008 national championship season and 11 games as a sophomore in 2009... Excelled in the classroom during the spring 2008 semester earning Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll accolades... Has roots at Kansas as both parents either coached or were student-athletes in Lawrence.
Sophomore Season (2008-09): Appeared in 11 games with 13 minutes played... Scored two points against Coppin State (11/28) and two versus Jackson State (12/6)... Pulled down a career-high three rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18)... Five of his 11 appearances came against Big 12 foes... Also played one minute in the NCAA Tournament against Dayton.
Canada Exhibition (Fall 2008): Played in two games in KU's 3-0 trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... Would have set career highs in minutes played and rebounds against Ottawa recording three rebounds in 11 minutes... Was 1-for-2 from the field against the Gee-Gees... Played one minute against McGill.
Freshman Season (2007-08): Appeared in 13 games and averaged 1.6 minutes in late-game action... Pulled down five rebounds and scored two points... In the home finale against Texas Tech (3/3), he recorded his first career steal and and first career block in just two minutes of action... Registered his first assist in two minutes of playing time vs. Nebraska (1/26)... Scored for the first time in his collegiate career vs. Loyola (Md.) (1/8)... Logged a career-high three minutes twice - against Northern Arizona (11/21) and Florida Atlantic (11/28)... Made collegiate debut in the season opener against ULM (11/9) and recorded a rebound in two minutes of action... Also pulled down rebounds against Yale (12/29), Miami (Ohio) (12/22), Florida Atlantic (11/28) and Washburn (11/15).
High School: A graduate of Alamo Heights High in San Antonio, Texas, who averaged 9.2 points and 2.7 assists in his junior season before missing his senior campaign due to mononucleosis... A three-time letterwinner... Also competed on the school's football team.
Off The Court: Full name is Chase Robert Buford ... Major is business finance... Has one brother and one sister... Brother Alexis Wangmene is a junior F/C at Texas... His father, R.C., was a KU assistant under Larry Brown from 1984-88 and now serves as the general manager of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs... His mother, Beth, was a former standout golfer at KU from 1975-78... Has three aunts and a grandmother who also attended KU.
Career Honors: 2007-08: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (spring 2008).