Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield: ‘Why not call on me to fill in Kobe’s spot?’

The Los Angeles Lakers own the second pick in the NBA draft next week, and many have them taking one of two players: Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. Both are promising prospects, but Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield thinks he can be the guy to replace Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of last season after two decades with the Lakers. “This is what the franchise needs,” Hield said...
Via The Sports Daily
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings ‘praying’ Hield falls to them at No. 8

The Sacramento Kings are facing a pretty extensive rebuild of their team, and they reportedly have someone in mind with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Kings are “praying” that Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield is there for them with the 8th pick, and both GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive are extremely high on the player. Hield projects as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield drains 85 of 100 three-pointers during workout

The 2016 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and top prospects such as Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield are currently working out for teams. Hield reportedly worked out for the Celtics earlier this week, and he made most of the three-pointers he attempted, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Boston Celtics worked out both Buddy Hield and also Marquese Chriss today in California, source...
Via The Sports Daily
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Buddy Hield Bombs 3-Pointers From Well Beyond The NBA Line

Whichever team drafts Oklahoma star guard Buddy Hield is hoping to get a player that can step in and score from deep right away. The 2015-16 college player of the year has drawn some extremely unfair comparisons to NBA MVP Steph Curry, which is a big stretch at this point, but he can certainly fill it up from downtown. For those wondering if he’ll have trouble adjusting to NBA...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield posts heartfelt note to Sooners fans

Oklahoma didn’t end the season on a high note after this past Saturday’s loss to Villanova, but all things considered, it was a special year for the Sooners. Monday, star shooting guard Buddy Hield took to Twitter to reflect on this past season and acknowledge fans for their support. Hield, who is headed to the NBA and is likely to be a lottery pick, posted a long, heartfelt...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Artist creates cool portrait of Buddy Hield out of salt

Oklahoma star Buddy Hield has now been immortalized in salt form (as long as no one blows near the iodine).  Bahamas artist Allan Pachino Wallace has created an awesome salt portrait of his local star.  Hield, a Bahamas native, led the Sooners to the Final Four.  Buddy Saltart. #saltart #wildstyle #242 #marchmadness #finalfour #oklahoma #bahamas @buddylove242...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant 'blown away' by Oklahoma's Buddy Hield

Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield has been creeping up NBA draft boards this season, and his strong play during the NCAA Tournament has done nothing to diminish that stock. One of the many taking notice is Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. In an interview with Jason King of Bleacher Report, Kobe said he was “blown away” by Hield. “Blown away,” Bryant told Bleacher...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buddy Hield hit 8 3-pointers in win over Oregon

The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight on Saturday evening 80-68. The Sooners were led by Buddy Hield. Hield scored 37 points and nailed 8 3-pointers. Here’s every three Hield hit on Saturday night… Buddy Hield made 8 threes today. That's a lot. #MarchMadness https://t.co/l021v91hCI — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 27, 2016
Via The Student Section
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield: Kobe sighting fueled Elite Elight performance

Buddy Hield put on a show for the fans watching Oklahoma’s 80-68 win over Oregon in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The Oklahoma senior guard says he was motivated by having Kobe Bryant in attendance for the game. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2 — Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27...
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March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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