For the second time in three weeks, Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was been named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association.
Hield, a 6-4 senior from Freeport, Bamahas, averaged an astronomical 38.5 points in two games last week to go along with 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. He shot 64.9 percent from the field, including 60.9 percent from 3-point range.
To start the week, Hield hung 46 points on no. 1 Kansas in Lawrence. His total was the highest by on OU player since the 1990-91 season. It is also the highest point total any Division I player has gotten this season. Hield followed up that incredible performance with 31 points against Kansas State, his sixth game with at last 30 points this season.
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.
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