Showing posts with label Buddy Hield. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buddy Hield. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Former Sooner Buddy Hield Named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Former Sooner Buddy Hield was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December, the NBA announced on Tuesday.

Hield led NBA rookies with a 10.6 scoring average and 3-point shooting percentage at 47.8. In 16 games, Hield scored in double figures in nine games that included finishing with 20 in Monday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Former Sooner Buddy Hield Shooting 50 Percent on Threes in December

Every NBA rookie hears the cautionary tales, the stories about how even Hall of Fame-bound stars such as Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Bryant struggled mightily during their initial NBA seasons. But few first-year players necessarily buy into the idea that it will happen to them.

For New Orleans lottery pick Buddy Hield, however, reality came quickly over the first five weeks of the 2016-17 regular season. The No. 6 overall draftee shot a frustrating 23.7 percent from three-point range in October and November, a far cry from his 45.7 accuracy rate as a decorated senior at the University of Oklahoma. Both from a team and individual standpoint, Hield’s early struggles were very unfamiliar, particularly for a player who was a consensus national player of the year and led the Sooners to a Final Four appearance in April.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NBA GMs Pick Former Sooner Buddy Hield To Finish Second For ROTY

The NBA's 30 general managers have made their annual predictions for the upcoming season and they have former Sooner and current New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Buddy Hield finishing second behind Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Kris Dunn for the rookie of the year award.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Blake Griffin's Crimson Team Defeats Buddy Hield's Cream Squad in OU Legends Game

Coached by Sooner great Blake Griffin, the Crimson team secured a 96-89 victory over the Buddy Hield-led Cream team in Oklahoma’s sixth annual Legends Alumni Game at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday afternoon.

An estimated more than 4,000 fans were on hand to watch Griffin and Hield lead the two teams comprised of former Sooners from as far back as the early 1960s.

"To have Buddy on one bench and Blake on the other, not many programs can put two players of the year against each other in an alumni game. It was great to see that," OU head coach Lon Kruger said.

The Crimson team dominated the majority of the first half, leading by as many as 19 points, before the Cream team chipped away to make it 54-43 at halftime. At the 12-minute mark, an Isaiah Cousins 3-pointer pulled the Cream squad within six points at 73-67, but fueled by three straight 3-pointers, Crimson responded with an 11-0 run to pull away for good.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Buddy Hield Named Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year

After spearheading the Sooners’ postseason run to the Final Four, University of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has been named the 2016 James A. Naismith Trophy winner as the most outstanding men’s college basketball player, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Hield, who becomes the second Sooner to claim the award (Blake Griffin, 2009), was honored at the Naismith Awards Brunch delivered by UPS earlier today at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Houston. The other Naismith Trophy finalists were Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia), Tyler Ulis (University of Kentucky) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University).

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Oscar Robertson: Buddy Hield Is Better All-Around Player Than Steph Curry

One of the best all-around players ever believes college basketball’s biggest star possesses a more well-rounded game than the soon-to-be back-to-back NBA MVP.

Buddy Hield, presented the Oscar Robertson Trophy on Friday as the nation’s top player, was praised by the award’s namesake as being more than just an incredible shooter, unlike Warriors superstar Steph Curry.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Buddy Hield Didn't Let a Dream Die Despite Growing Up Without a Basketball Goal

Buddy Hield's homemade basketball goal. (Photo Credit: Jeff Goodman/Twitter)
The dream came easy, but little else did.

Buddy Hield believed he would be a basketball star, even when he had no place to play. Growing up in the Bahamas, Hield didn’t mind that his family couldn’t afford hot water or that he had to share a mattress with his mother and six siblings, often finding it easier just to sleep on the floor.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OU's Buddy Hield Named Unanimous AP All-American

Just like a #BuddyBuckets 3-pointer, honors for Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield keep pouring in. The Bahamas native was announced Tuesday afternoon as a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' 2015-16 All-America team after earning all 65 votes from the national media panel.

With the selection, Hield becomes a 2016 consensus All-American. Hield, OU’s first All-American since Blake Griffin in 2009, has also been announced as a first-team selection by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches and The Sporting News this season.

Buddy Hield Named CBS Sports National Player of the Year

Buddy Hield is the CBS Sports National Player of the Year.

He earned the honor by consistently performing at a high level for a high-level team, by averaging 25.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He led the Sooners to a No. 1 ranking in the AP poll, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Final Four.

Buddy Hield Named to NABC All-America First Team

The list of honors for Oklahoma's Buddy Hield continues to grow. The senior guard was named to another All-America team, this time garnering first-team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Already a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association, Sports Illustrated and USA Today, Hield becomes OU's first NABC All-America First Team selection since Blake Griffin in 2009. Voting was conducted by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Buddy Hield Named to John Wooden Award All-American Team

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday that OU senior guard Buddy Hield was one of 10 players named to the 2016 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, selected by hundreds of national college basketball media members and the award’s former winners. Additionally, Hield was one of five players invited to Los Angeles for the 40th annual presentation of the John R. Wooden Award to the men’s most outstanding basketball player.

The 40th annual presentation of the John R. Wooden Award will be the anchor presentation of the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show presented on ESPN2 on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. CT.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Buddy Hield Named Naismith Trophy Finalist

Just hours before the Sooners’ NCAA Second Round contest, OU senior guard Buddy Hield was named one of four finalists for the James A. Naismith Trophy, recognizing the most outstanding men’s college basketball player.

Joining Hield as finalists are: Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia), Tyler Ulis (University of Kentucky) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University).

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Buddy Hield Named to USBWA Men's All-American Team

Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield, a leading candidate to win the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Oscar Robertson Trophy for national player of the year, headlines the 2015-16 USBWA Men's All-America Team.

Hield, who was earlier named District Player of the Year by the USBWA in District VI, is the 14th Sooner in history to earn first-team All-America honors and the first since Blake Griffin (2009).

Saturday, March 12, 2016