Oklahoma star shooting guard Buddy Hield has won this year’s Oscar Robertson Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding basketball player as voted by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association. News of Hield winning the award was posted to Twitter by the basketball program, and Blake Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star posted a picture of Hield receiving congratulations from none other than Robertson himself.
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) April 1, 2016
Buddy Hield presented Oscar Robertson Award as USBWA player of the year pic.twitter.com/DTEegqfj7H
— Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff) April 1, 2016
And there’s no denying that Hield more than earned this award. Not only did he take a huge step forward as a senior and rank second in the nation with 25 points per game, but he also shot 50 percent from the field and an astounding 46.5 percent from three-point range, showing absolutely deadly prowess from beyond the arc.
Hield has continued to play well in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 29.2 points per contest and shooting 56 percent from the field heading into the Sooners’ Final Four matchup with Villanova tomorrow evening. The last player to have a tournament that strong was Steph Curry in 2008, so Hield is in some exclusive company.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Buddy Hield and his path in the NCAA Tournament!
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