Steve Bucknall

Steven Lee Bucknall (born 17 March 1966 in London, England) is a retired English professional basketball player, and former head coach of British Basketball League expansion franchise London Capital.

Steve Bucknall
Personal information
Born (1966-03-17) 17 March 1966
London, England
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolGovernor Dummer Academy
(Byfield, Massachusetts)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2007
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1989–1990Los Angeles Lakers
1992–1993ASVEL Basket
2005–2007Leicester Riders
Career highlights and awards
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A 1.98 m (6'6") and 97.5 kg (215 lbs.) shooting guard, Bucknall was the third English-born player in the United States' NBA. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he had a brief stint after graduating from the University of North Carolina.

Prior to matriculation at the University of North Carolina, he played high school basketball for Governor Dummer Academy, now known as The Governor's Academy, which is part of the ISL (Independent School League).

He subsequently went on to play in a number of European countries including Greece, France, Italy as well as his native UK.

Prior to his retirement, Bucknall played for the bronze medal-winning English basketball team in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. He also has a son Marcus Bucknall who plays for Mandoulides Thessaloniki. He follows his father's footsteps, playing for the All-Thassaloniki team.

Coaching history

  • London Capital (2007–2008)
  • Lewisham Thunder Basketball club (2008–present), national champions, 2011 U18 Boys
  • London Capitals BBL 2007 -2008
  • England U18 Boys 2010–2013, achieved promotion into Division A

Playing history


  • Championship Winner – 1995–96
  • Championship Runner-up – 1994–95, 1990–91
  • Play-off Runner-up – 1995–96, 1990–91
  • BBL Trophy Winner – 1999–2000, 1995–96, 1994–95
  • Southern Conference Winner – 2000–01, 1999–2000
  • National Cup Winner – 1995–96, 1990–91
  • National Cup Runner-up – 1994–95
  • England International (91 caps) Debut v Spain 1990–1252 points (15.3ppg)
  • League All-Star Team – 2000–01, 1999–2000, 1995–96, 1994–95, 1990–91
  • All-Star Game – 1999–2000, 1994–95, 1990–91
  • Great Britain 1988 & 1992 (22 caps)[1]

See also


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