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Buckner headed to state

2009 three-star prospect Reginald Buckner isn't on the national radar yet, but that might very well change this summer. Buckner, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound hybrid forward has his Memphis Manassas High School squad in the state tournament and will suit up this spring with the up and coming Memphis Pacers travel squad.
"Reginald is a scorer and rebounder," said Coach Eric Robinson of the Memphis Pacers. "He is a big leaper who is good around the basket and has a nice midrange jumper. When he has a big man on him, he loves to take him outside and then slash to the basket."
Ole Miss, UTEP and UAB have been to Memphis to watch him play this year, and Memphis and Arizona are showing interest as well.
On the season Buckner is averaging 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks per game for his 33-5 team.
Buckner's Memphis Pacers teammate Joe Jackson will also play in the Tennessee state tournament with his Memphis White Station High School (23-12) team. Jackson had a huge sub-state game against Memphis Raleigh-Egypt, registering 29 points, nine assists, five rebounds and four steals.