LSU Gold
Right-Handed Pitcher
Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
High School
Mennonite Educational Institute

MLB Draft: 16th Round in 2021 (Toronto Blue Jays)

Prior to LSU
Pitched in the summer of 2022 in the MLB Draft League, a summer collegiate league that serves as a showcase for top draft-eligible prospects … as a member of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder staff in the MLB Draft League, he recorded a 0.53 ERA in five starts and posted 15 strikeouts in 17 innings … allowed just eight hits and limited opponents to a .145 cumulative batting average.

High School
Member of the Canadian Junior National Team … selected in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays … ranked nationally as the No. 72 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game … also played basketball (shooting guard) and volleyball (setter) in high school.

Born August, 26, 2003, in Nelson, New Zealand … parents are Jeff and Jeanne Bucknam … Dad is a pastor, Mom is a middle school teacher … has an older brother, Ethan, and a younger sister, Sophie … cousin, Derek Dickerson, played college basketball at Western Washington University … cousin, Lyndsie White, played rugby for the U.S. National Women’s Team … on the factors that influenced his decision to attend LSU – “The coaches and atmosphere that make LSU what it is. The best fans in all of college baseball and a desire to win every year. There is no better place in the country to be a college baseball player than here” … majoring in sport administration at LSU.

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