Wednesday, January 13, 2016

OU's Buddy Hield Named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

For the second time in three weeks, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 10. The USBWA's weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Hield, a 6-4 senior from Freeport, Bamahas, averaged an astounding 38.5 points in two games last week to go along with 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. He shot a sizzling 64.9 percent from the field, including 60.9 percent from 3-point range.

Heild started the week with one of the best games in Big 12 history, finishing with 46 points, eight rebounds and seven assists at Kansas – the second-highest scoring effort in conference history and the most for an OU player since the 1990-91 season. It tied for the most points by a Division I player this year and marked just the 19th time in the last 20 years that anyone had finished with at least 45 points and five assists in a game. He then posted 31 points in 32 minutes in a win over Kansas State. Hield has scored at least 20 points in eight straight games and now boasts six 30-point outputs in 2015-16.

As the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week, Hield was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. This is the seventh season that the USBWA has selected a national player of the week.

2015-16 Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week• Week ending Dec. 13: Javan Felix, Texas (Big 12 Conference)
• Week ending Dec. 20: Kay Felder, Oakland (Horizon League)
• Week ending Dec. 27: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference)
• Week ending Jan. 3: Kris Dunn, Providence (Big East Conference)
• Week ending Jan. 10: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference)

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