Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Name Paul Ruffner
Height 2.08 m
Position Center, Power forward
|Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
Pro career 1970–1975
Role Basketball Player
Weight 102 kg
|Born October 15, 1948 (age 67)
Downey, California (1948-10-15) |
High school Warren (Downey, California)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Education Brigham Young University, Cerritos College
Paul Ruffner (born October 15, 1948) is a retired American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association.
Ruffner was born on in Downey, California. He played basketball at Earl Warren High School in Downey, California.
A 6'10" center, Ruffner played college basketball for Brigham Young University. The Chicago Bulls selected Ruffner in the second round of the 1970 NBA Draft and the Virginia Squires selected him in the 1970 ABA draft. Ruffner signed with the Bulls.
Ruffner played his rookie season, 1970–71, with the Bulls. Ruffner played for the Pittsburgh Condors of the ABA in the next season. After a year out of both leagues, Ruffner played during the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons for the NBA's Buffalo Braves. Ruffner then landed with the Baltimore Claws but the team folded after a few preseason exhibition games. Ruffner concluded his professional career in the final season before the ABA-NBA merger by appearing in two games for the Spirits of St. Louis during the 1975-76 campaign.