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Durham men’s basketball welcomes Winnipeg native for 2017-18 season

The Durham Lords men’s basketball head coach Desmond Rowley recently announced the addition of Nicolas Bueno for the 2017-18 season.

Bueno, a native of Winnipeg, graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate (FRC) in 2016. In his senior year, he led his school to a 22-12 record and its first Manitoba Final Four appearance in nine years.

Upon completing his senior year, Bueno graduated with all-star honours – averaging 11 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

For the 2016-17 season, Bueno spent a year studying journalism at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg.

With the CMU Blazers, he averaged 10 points, four rebounds and two assists per game and maintained a 35 per cent shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Blazers went on to win the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) championship.

Playing in eight games, Bueno finished top 10 in the MCAC in three-point shots made, free throw percentage and blocks.

“Getting a block, hitting a three, diving on the floor for a loose ball and getting a quality defensive stop would be my biggest athletic thrills,” said Bueno.

He said that fans can expect to see a hard competitor who challenges himself in every aspect of the game when he is on the court.

Coming to Oshawa, the 6’4 guard/forward will be studying in Durham College’s sport management program.