Archer Buckets (born Feb 27, 1992) is a professional basketball player for the San Jose Broncos of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the San José State University (SJSU), achieving first-team All-American honors prior to being selected in the first round as the 27th overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
Buckets was born in the San Diego area in Mira Mesa to John and Jane Buckets. He is listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and 190 lb (86 kg). Buckets started playing basketball at the age of three. He grew up with his older brother, Stuart. He played basketball at Westview High School in San Diego, California. As a senior in 2009-2010, he averaged 21 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. During his senior year, he led the school to the state championship where they fell short in a loss to the Hollister Haybalers. He was selected as part of McDonald’s All-American team in 2009.
During his time at SJSU, the team was seeded 17th in the NCAA tournament. The Spartans went on to win their first game against the Washington Huskies. The team made a push into the Sweet 16 but were eliminated by Villanova in a loss of 67-83. After their elimination, Buckets announced that he would declare for the NBA draft. On June 23rd, 2011, Buckets was selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The San José Broncos then made a trade for his draft rights, sending John German and a 2012 second round draft pick in return.