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Von Buchwald, Phil

Phil Von Buchwald '96
  • Sport: Men’s Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1992-1996
  • Upset #2 Arizona in NCAA 1st Round 1993
  • 1993 WCC Tournament Champions
  • 1995 WCC Champions
  • Inducted in 2017

Having grown up in France, Phil Von Buchwaldt virtually willed himself to the United States before global recruiting boomed, working hard on his English, playing on the French under-18 team that won a world championship, and then jumping at a chance to show his skills at a weeklong camp in Irvine, California Von Buchwaldt attracted the attention of former SCU legendary head coach Dick Davey. Von Buchwaldt was a 6’11 center for the SCU Basketball Team from 1992-1996. He helped his team upset #2 seeded Arizona in the first round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament. He was also part of a WCC Tournament Championship in 1993, and a regular season WCC Championship in 1995. After graduating from Santa Clara with a B.A. in marketing and an MBA in Finance, Von Buchwaldt played four years professionally back home in France and in Belgium.

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