Leroy "Shaq" Buchanan signed with Murray State last fall. Buchanan, a 6-3 guard from Northeast Mississippi Community College earned NJCAA all-conference and all-region honors for his play in the 2016-17 season. He was also an honorable mention NJCAA All-American.
“Shaq had a great year at Northeast Mississippi,” Murray State head coach Matt McMahon said. “He averaged about 19 points and seven rebounds. He led his team to another 20 win season. They lost in the state championship game, but he had a tremendous sophomore season.”