Meet 6-5 center Josie Buckingham, one of the tallest players to ever don a Lion women's basketball uniform.
Get to know junior transfer Josie Buckingham of the LMU women's basketball team.
Due to transfer rules, Buckingham will sit out the 2016-17 season and officially join the Lions' active roster in 2017-18 with two years of eligibility remaining.
Played in eight games for the Gophers, averaging 3.4 minutes ... Had two games in which she grabbed two rebounds ... Blocked a shot against Nebraska (2/11) ... Had a block, a steal, two rebounds, and scored a point in season opener against Wofford (11/13).
Played in three games during her first year with the Gophers ... Had three blocks and a rebound against Southeastern Louisiana (11/14) ... Scored her first four collegiate points vs. Southern, adding two rebounds and a block (11/25) ... Recorded two rebounds and a free throw against College of Charleston (11/29).
Four-year letterwinner and team captain as a senior at New Richmond ... Concluded her prep career as the top scorer (1,432 points), rebounder (1,004 rebounds) and shot blocker (440 blocks) in school history ... Also holds single-game records with 42 points, 17 blocks and 26 rebounds ... Her 440 career blocks ranks fifth in state history, while her 153 blocks in a season rank eighth ... 2013-14 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Girls Basketball Third Team and Associated Press All-Southwest Division II First Team ... District 16 Player of the Year ... Southern Buckeye Conference Player of the Year ... Led New Richmond to the Southern Buckeye Conference Championship ... Kentucky/Ohio All-Star Roster ... Honorable Mention All-State as a junior ... All-Southwest District All-Star ... First Team District 16 All-Star ... First Team Southern Buckeye Conference All-Star ... Averaged 20.9 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.1 blocked shots per game to lead her team to a record of 17-8 ... Scored her 1,000th career point ... Had 42 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in Ohio Division II sectional win against Bethel-Tate, breaking New Richmond's school record for points in a game, which had been held by her mother Liz Misheff (38 during 1976-77) ... Had 35 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocks in upset win against Western Brown ... Established new single-game school records for rebounds (26) and blocked shots (17).
Parents are Liz Misheff and Charles Buckingham ... Mother, Liz, played basketball collegiately ... Father, Charles, played football at Santa Clara ... Has an older brother, Charlie, two older sisters, Georgia and Ginni, and a younger brother, John Henry ... Brother, John, plays basketball at Capital University and Charlie played football at Case Western Reserve University ... Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club ... National Honor Society.
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