|Birth: ||May 5, 1942|
|Death: ||May 9, 1968|
Died of a heart attack while playing basketball.
He played collegiate for the University of Michigan and in the NBA.
In three seasons playing center for Michigan, the 6' 7" Buntin had 1,037 rebounds, ranking second in school history. He averaged 15.7 rebounds a game in 1963 and recorded 58 double-doubles in 79 games, still a school record. His 1,725 points ranks 9th in school history. Playing with Cazzie Russell in the 1963-1964 season, Buntin helped Michigan win its first Big Ten title in 16 seasons and advance to the Final Four. In his senior year, the Wolverines advanced to the 1965 NCAA title game, where they lost, 91-80, to John Wooden's UCLA. He was named an All-American in both 1964 and 1965.
Buntin was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1965 NBA Draft and played for the Pistons for 42 games in the 1965-66 season.
Detroit Memorial Park East
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Record added: Jul 16, 2011
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