Wednesday, June 5, 2013

REPORT: Taran Buie headed to Siena

The Siena men's basketball roster continues to evolve, as the Jimmy Patsos era begins its third month.

CBS-6 Albany reported Wednesday afternoon that former Bishop Maginn standout Taran Buie will join the Siena program next season.

Buie, a 6-foot-2 guard, who just finished his sophomore season, left Hofstra two months ago, citing personal reasons.

Buie started 26 games this past season for the Pride, averaging 12.4 points 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assist per game. Hofstra struggled this season, finishing just 7-25, which led to coach Mo Cassara being fired.

Buie played with older brother, Talor Battle, at both Bishop Maginn and then Penn State. Battle and Buie were teammates on Bishop Maginn’s 2006-07 New York State Class AA runner-up squad.

Buie lasted just one season with the Nittany Lions. He played in just 11 games during the 2010-11 season, averaging 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game. Off the court, he had his issues, being suspended from the program for a violation of team rules, while also being cited for disorderly conduct.

A highly touted player coming out of high school, Buie was ranked the No. 17 shooting guard in the Class of 2010, his senior year of high school, by Buie, who averaged 20.8 points per game his only season at State College (Pa.) High, was heavily recruited by Notre Dame and Maryland.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, don't want him at Siena, has too much history. Dismissed from Penn State, and got in trouble at Hofstra twice. He was suspended from the first few games for breaking at a team rule, and then was arrested in mid march (number 6 from the team to be arrested). If he was going to change, he already would have.

June 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buie is a perfect example of how the youth sports system has failed. He was being marketed when he was as young as 13 and has proven nothing. Saying anything more is just a waste of keystrokes!

June 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM 

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