On January 5, he scored 32 points and had a career-high eight 3-pointers in a 127–123 loss to the Warriors. Shooting. Kyle Guy #7. 1 vs. No. During the Elite 8, he scored 37 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field, including 8-for-13 from beyond the arc, guiding Oklahoma to a 80-68 win over 1-seed Oregon. — Ryan Templin (@Ryan_Templin23) May 17, 2016, @Kyle_Ratke one-trick pony. June 23, 2016 . Buddy Hield. He’s a great shooter in transition as well, almost Danny Green like.  He was fifth of seven children of his mother Jackie Braynen. 6.1% body fat, 8’5” standing reach, 6’9.25” wingspan, 37 games, 25 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 50.1 FG%, 39 3P%, 88 FT%. Yogi Ferrell #3. 2016 Draft Prospect Gallery | Henry Ellenson.  On January 3, 2017, he was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December. , On June 25th, 2020, Hield tested positive for the coronavirus. Justin James … Accessibility and Closed Caption |, traded to Jazz for rights to Shabazz Muhammad (14th overall pick) and Gorgui Dieng (21st overall pick), traded to Warriors for 2014 2nd round pick and cash, traded to Warriors for Brad Miller and 2013 first round pick, traded to Trail Blazers for Martell Webster, traded to Wizards for rights to Lazar Hayward (30th overall pick) and Nemanja Bjelica (second round, 35th pick), traded to Nuggets for 2010 first round pick, traded to Grizzlies for Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins, and the rights to Kevin Love (5th overall pick), traded to Heat for two 2009 2nd round picks and cash. He was, however, hindered by a broken bone in his right foot that he suffered in February 2013. Chavano Rainier “Buddy” Hield was born on Dec. 17, 1993 in Freeport, Bahamas to Richard Bryanen and Jackie Swann. OFFENSE: 17.1 percent of possessions  Hield received his nickname from his mother after Bud Bundy of the sitcom Married... with Children.. Hield showed his early ability to lead his team from a young age by taking his Jack Hayward High School basketball team to the championship of the Providence Holiday Tournament on a buzzer beater and also leading his team to win the Grand Bahamas High School Championships. Possessions Scouted from 2015-16 Season: Hield also played outstandingly during the NCAA Tournament, leading the Sooners to the Final Four while averaging 25.2 PPG and 6.6 RPG. , On November 24, 2018, Hield had 28 points on 12-for-21 shooting and seven rebounds in a 117–116 loss to the Warriors. Hield, as a young eighth-grader, was rated by the All Bahamian Brand as the best eighth-grader in the Bahamas and one to watch. This is the grab bag approach. If Wolves move down to 6 or 7, he's an option. New York gets: Buddy Hield. Can you run with that? He’s improved defensively, but he’s still probably a little below average, and his height doesn’t help him playing the shooting guard position. Strengths. The sharpshooting guard was the second-leading scorer in the nation (25.0 points per game) and guided Oklahoma to its fifth Final Four appearance in program history. He has the ability to be a reliable defender. For where he’s slotted to be picked, he’ll probably be a solid scorer off the bench for a team.  Hield eventually lost his starting job to Bogdan Bogdanovic, but the switch produced a quick boost in his production and efficiency; in only his second game off the bench, on January 27, 2020 and again against Minnesota, Hield scored a career high 42 points to lead the Kings to a furious comeback victory in overtime, after they trailed by 17 points with three minutes left in regulation. Chavano Rainer "Buddy" Hield (born December 17, 1992) is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hield is also a strong ball handler, who is capable of driving and getting his own shot at the rim … His 62.5% FG clip at the rim in 2013-14 is good for a 6’4.5’’ player, and he’s got a quick enough first step to translate to the NBA … Hield is a good creator for a SG, as well … As a soph, he dished out a respectable 1.9 apg despite playing next to a pure point guard, Jordan Woodard, in Norman … A low turnover player as well, his 1.8 TO pg is a good sign coming from a player who has the ball in his hands as much as he does … Heild is an average defensive rebounder, as he is often out on the perimeter, but he’s good at crashing the offensive glass and getting 2nd opportunities … Of his 4.4 rebounds per game, 1.8 were offensive which is a really nice number for a guard … He’s a solid defender, who’s length, and strength can give opponents trouble, and while he won’t be as big comparatively in the NBA, he has the tools to hold his own and be an effective defender …, Weaknesses: Buddy is a little short for a shooting guard, as previously mentioned, and although he’s made some major strides, especially as an overall offensive player, he’s yet to really develop his mid-range game … In 2013-14, Hield only shot 29.6% on 2 point jumpers, and he’s yet to really maximize his driving ability … Its no surprise when talking about such a high volume shooter, that over 50% of Buddy’s shots came in the form of 3 pointers, and although he’s a good shooter from that range, he can sometimes settle … His junior year, he’s really lived and died by the 3 ball, which includes a 7-7, 25 point performance, and a 1-8, 5 point performance … This tendency can render him a bit predictable, and despite being a very good scorer, he needs to expand his offensive game or he could be pigeon holed as a long range specialist …, Overall: Buddy Hield is a great long range gunner with a strong physique and the athletic ability, length and strength to play the 2 spot in the NBA. Despite being a potential 2015 NBA draft selection, he decided to return for his senior season.  Two days later, he was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. This site has no affiliation with the National Basketball Association | Website by, Flare-up in right foot to sideline Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield for European trip, Sooners look to sophomores in early going, OU men’s basketball: Jordan Woodard will be in rotation immediately, Sooners guard Buddy Hield recovered and improved, Cameron Clark, Sooners dominate George Mason, Jordan Woodard’s Career Day Leads Sooners Over Tulsa, Oklahoma hands Iowa State its first loss; Cyclones lose DeAndre Kane, Sooners doing something no other team in college basketball is doing, Georges Niang’s career day lifts Iowa State men past Oklahoma, 2016 NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Analysis. Cory Joseph #9. 1 Kansas in January, and when he tallied 37 points to knock 1-seed Oregon out of the NCAA Tournament. Hield grew up in Eight Mile Rock, a coastal region west of Freeport, in the West Grand Bahama district in the Bahamas. Cory Joseph #9. 2-ranked Sooners visited No. All rights reserved. He worked on his defense prior to his junior year and expanded his offensive game to more of a high-volume three-point shooter. Bogdan Bogdanovic #8. He would fit well with Fox since he can shoot from 3 well and high volume. He lacks elite quickness and athleticism, and as a result, he rarely creates for others or gets to the basket. He has a big wingspan of 6'11 and can keep developing there and bring defense/versatility etc. Defensively, I think he can be OK. It’s promising that he improved in each year at Oklahoma. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. , In the days after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, Hield donated $105,000 to the Hurricane Dorian Relief fund and created a GoFundMe page to help raise an extra $1,000,000 to help families devastated by the hurricane there. Game more mature. At the 2017 trade deadline he was traded to the Kings. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore as he averaged 16.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Please enter your email address.  In the 2011-2012 season, his senior year, Hield averaged 22.7 points on .491 shooting in 21.0 minutes per game. The sharpshooting guard was the … Similar to Bradley Beal and JJ Redick. Weaknesses: Buddy’s main knock will be his height for an NBA shooting guard, and although he’s improved his handle significantly in order to become more of a combo guard, he’s still not more of an undersized 2 … Buddy handles the ball a lot, and carries a great offensive burden for the Sooners, as a result he can be turnover prone at times (10 TO’s vs Oklahoma State) … Buddy has clearly worked to improve his game off the dribble, and now takes less than 50% of his shots from deep, in favor of driving to the hoop to keep defenders guessing … In reality, this is a player who has clearly worked very hard at not just what he does well, but his flaws, and as a result, he’s become a very complete player, that’s hard to nitpick outside of some physical differences between the size of NCAA players and those in the NBA …, Overall: Hield is one of the elite players in college basketball this season, and he’s done so by improving his game tremendously throughout his four years … This kind of work ethic, and the results on the court present a huge draw when looking to draft a player … He’s an NBA ready 3 point marksman, and scorer, and an emerging ball handler, who is clearly looking to become a more versatile combo guard at the next level … He doesn’t have great size for the NBA, but his wingspan, athletic ability, and drive compensate for not being 6’6’’… I feel Hield has real potential in the NBA to score the basketball, and very early in his career … His ceiling will be dictated on if and when he feels comfortable running an NBA offense … If Buddy can keep improving, he has a very high ceiling, if Buddy’s current model is closer to his peak, then I feel he’s still a lottery worthy NBA draft pick …. player profiles. Buddy Hield. , After his performances in The Bahamas, Hield was recruited to attend Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, a basketball prep school in a suburb of Wichita. Buddy Hield #24. During his freshman season at the University of Oklahoma, Hield played in 27 contests (starting 17 of them) and averaged 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He made 147 3-pointers, which was 22 more than anyone else in the country, and the third-highest single-season total in NCAA history. To opt out of the sale of your personal information as permitted by the California Consumer He didn’t pass much in college. Strengths: A high volume scorer with a well rounded skillset, Hield is a good athlete with a long wingspan and powerful frame … At 6’4.5’’ he’s a little short for his position, but sporting a 6’8.5’’ wingspan and weighing in at 214 lbs, he has other physical tools to help make up for his below average positional height … Buddy also is a graceful athlete who is extremely fluid and can get off the ground well … As a freshman, he showed signs he could score the ball, but his improvements as a sophomore really cemented his prowess … Scoring 16.5 ppg as a part of a 1a 1b scoring tandem with Cameron Clark, and he’s looked comfortable as a Junior as he Sooner’s #1 option … Hield can really stroke it, and is not afraid to take an open shot … As a sophomore he took 7.1 3pt attempts per game, hit 90 3 pointers last season (.385%) and hit 5 or more threes in a game 7 times in 2013-14.