Before his AAU team's game night, Buckles coach, Mark Lieberman, chatted briefly with InsideTheVille.com about his star players' progress on the court.
"He's really maturing, getting more confident and starting to take ownership of the team," Lieberman said. "He's starting to make plays off the bounce and he's playing with a lot of confidence right now."
Buckles drew rave reviews last weekend at the Pitt Jam Fest and started strong Friday night with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and two blocks.
Perhaps Buckles' most impressive play of the evening came off a defensive rebound. After hauling down the rebound, Buckles used a slick crossover dribble to avoid a defender, then went coast to coast using his left hand to finish with a layup at the other end.
Here are some video highlights from Friday night's game: