There’s no doubt that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield has been the best player in this year’s NCAA Tournament, as he is averaging 29.2 points per game and shooting 50 percent from the field plus 47 percent from three-point range, and now we know why.
Per a tweet from ESPN’s Holly Rowe, Hield keeps a shooting log and takes jumpers for an extra hour and a half per day.
Forgot to tell @DPShow about Buddy Hield shooting log he kept 4 me. Avg 1.5 hours extra shooting EVERY DAY. pic.twitter.com/RUdZeENtcP
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) March 28, 2016
Suddenly, it makes a lot of sense as to why Hield improves as much as he did this season. After posting 17.4 points per game on 41 percent shooting in 2015, Hield ranked second in the nation with 25 points per game in 2016 and shot 50 percent from the field, plus 46.5 percent from three-point land. His range on the court borders on unlimited and at this point, Oklahoma reaching the championship game on his back seems all but a certainty.
Needless to say, with a work ethic like this, Hield’s NBA Draft stock is sure to skyrocket even more than it already has.
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