Matt Bucklin
12 Matt Bucklin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Pope

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
G

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Originally a walk-on member of the Georgia program...Has been on an athletic grant-in-aid, however, since the 2010-11 season...An excellent student and valuable backup point guard for the Bulldogs...Older brother Mike served the UGA program in a similar capacity in the 2003-04 seasons...Named to the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Council for the 2012 academic year.

2010-11 Season

• Played in nine games for the Bulldogs.

• Most meaningful action came in a 6-minute stint against High Point.

• Also played against Notre Dame, Temple, Charleston Southern, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, LSU and Auburn.

• Scored his first collegiate field goal on an old-fashioned 3-point play against LSU.

• Named to the 2011 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10 Season

• Appeared in three games: UNC-Asheville, Pepperdine and Florida Atlantic.

• Named to the 2010 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

• Also featured prominently on teammate Connor Nolte's blog, Passer's Remorse, as a successful trick-shot artist.

2008-09 Season

• Made the team through open tryouts during October of 2008.

• Appeared in four games during the season: Miss. Valley State, Kennesaw State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State (SEC Tournament).

• Credited with an assist in the season finale in Tampa.

• Named to the Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

• Also named to the UGA Director's Honor Roll both semesters last year.

High School

• Averaged 13 points and seven assists per game as a senior at Pope in 2007-08.

• Shot 45 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line that season, with single-game highs of 30 points and 12 assists.

• Also played soccer for the Greyhounds.

Personal

Full Name: Matthew Thomas Bucklin

Birthdate/Birthplace: June 13, 1990 in Marietta, Ga.

Parents: Dave and Mary Bucklin

Academic Major: Marketing

Nickname: Buck

Favorite TV Shows: Entourage, Dexter, How to Make It In America

Favorite Video Game: FIFA

Favorite Beverage: Strawberry Lemonade

Favorite Academic Subject: Math

Most Challenging Subject: Accounting

Interests & Hobbies Outside Basketball: Golf, Soccer, Ping Pong, Billiards

Hidden Talents: Best pool player on the team

My teammates describe me as: Short

My role models away from sports: My parents

An adjective that I would use to describe myself: Competitive

Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest: Sherrard Brantley

Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm Proudest Of: Wing-Eating Champion (I ate 55)

Athletic Accomplishment I'm Proudest Of: Making the NCAA Tournament last season

Other sport I'd most like to try: Golf

Pre-Game Ritual: Got to be the 1st person on the court

Superstitions: Got to swish my last shot before leaving the gym

Most Prized Possession: My first Bible

I got started playing basketball: By playing 1-on-1 with my brother

I chose my jersey number because: It was John Stockton's number

What drives me to excel in basketball? My love of the game

How I first got interested in UGA: My brother went to school here

The thing I like most about being part of this team: Running out of the tunnel before a sold-out game

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