Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield

#24

POS: Guard

HT: 6-4

WT: 214

DOB: 12/17/92

College: Oklahoma

Years: 3rd NBA Season

Drafted: 2016

6th overall - New Orleans

NBA CAREER

  • Scored 10+ points 45 times, 20 or more points in six games and 30+ once
  • Received 63 First Team votes and 28 Second Team votes to become the first Kings rookie to make the All-Rookie First Team since DeMarcus Cousins' 2010-11 rookie campaign
  • Paced all rookies in three-pointers made (148)
  • Ranked third in scoring and fourth in three-point field goal percentage amongst qualified rookies.
  • Averaging 12.0 ppg (.437 FG%, .412 3pt%, .860 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg and 24.1 mpg in 162 career games (67 starts) in two seasons with two teams: New Orleans (2016-17) and Sacramento (2016-18)

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

  • Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round (6th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft
  • Acquired by the Kings along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first round pick (10th overall) and a 2017 second round pick for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi on Feb. 20, 2017

NBA HONORS/AWARDS

  • Named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team after he averaged 10.6 ppg (.426 FG%, .391 3pt%, .842 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.1 bpg and 23.0 mpg in 82 games (55 starts)
  • Earned Rookie of the Month honors in December 2016 and March 2017
  • A member of Team World during the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend

2017-18 (Sacramento)

  • Averaged 13.5 ppg (.446 FG%, .431 3pt%, .877 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg and 25.3 mpg in 80 games (13 starts)
  • As a starter 12.5 ppg (.394 FG%, .362 3pt%, .923 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.9 spg and 25.6 mpg in 13 starts
  • As a reserve, averaged 13.7 ppg (.457 FG%, .445 3pt%, .868 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and 25.3 mpg in 67 games off the bench
  • Ranked ninth in three-point field goal percantage among league leaders
  • Competed for the World Team during the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend
  • Participated in the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge
  • Missed two games
  • Inactive in two games due to a right ankle sprain (11/18, 11/20)
  • Scored 10+ points in 60 games and 20 or more in 13 contests
  • Recorded five steals in one game
  • Led the team in scoring 14 times, rebounds six times and assists seven times
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Scored 14 points and snagged a career-high five steals in the third quarter to fall one steal shy of the franchise quarter steals record at Phoenix (10/23)
  • Went 7-for-9 from beyond the arc setting his career-high in three-pointers made for 27 points, including 16 in the final quarter alone vs. LA Clippers (11/25/17)
  • Notched 19 points as he went 8-of-13 from the field and grabbed a career-high eight defensive rebounds and totaled a career-best nine total rebounds vs. Oklahoma City (2/22/18)
  • Posted 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and grabbed six rebounds to go with three steals in a win vs. Miami (3/14/18)

2016-17 (New Orleans/Sacramento)

  • Averaged 15.1 ppg (.480 FG%, .428 3pt%, .814 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg and 29.1 mpg in 25 games (18 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 16.0 ppg (.470 FG%, .407 3pt%, 24-30 FT), 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg and 31.2 mpg in 18 games
  • As a reserve, averaged 12.9 ppg (.516 FG%, .500 3pt%, 11-13 FT), 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.9 spg, and 23.6 mpg in seven games
  • Scored 10+ points in 23 games, 20+ in four games and 30+ in one game
  • Led the team in scoring seven times
  • Awarded Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March after leading West rookies in scoring for the month
  • Averaged 14.1 ppg (.483 FG%, .425 3pt%, 21-25 FT), 4.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg, and 28.2 mpg in 16 games (12 starts) over the course of March
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3pt, 3-3 FT) and six rebounds in a win during his Kings debut vs. Denver (2/23/17)
  • Scored 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3pt, 3-5 FT) vs. Milwaukee (3/22/17)
  • Encored the prior game with 22 points (7-14 FG, 4-9 3pt, 4-4 FT) and added career-highs of eight rebounds and seven assists vs. Golden State (3/24/17)
  • Posted another 22 point game (9-15 FG, 4-6 3pt) and tallied four boards, one assist and one steal in a win at Minnesota (4/1/17)
  • Grabbed seven rebounds and added 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-8 3pt, 2-2 FT), 11 in the 4th, including a pivotal sequence where he knocked down three-pointers on back-to-back possessions after stealing the inbounds pass in a historical win at LA Clippers (3/26/17)
  • Set a career-high 30 points (12-20 FG, 4-8 3pt, 2-3 FT) and pulled down five rebounds in a win during the team's home season finale vs. Phoenix (4/11/17)

2016-17 (New Orleans)

  • Averaged 8.6 ppg (.393 FG%, .369 3pt%, .879 FT%), 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.1 bpg and 20.4 mpg in 57 games (37 starts)
  • Scored 10+ points 17 times and 20+ two times
  • Awarded Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December after leading West rookies in scoring, three-point field goal percentage and all rookies in three-pointers made (33)
  • As a starter, averaged 9.2 ppg (.401 FG%, .420 3pt%, 18-21 FT), 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.1 bpg and 22.8 mpg in 37 games
  • As a reserve, averaged 7.4 ppg (.377 FG%, .266 3pt%, 11-12 FT), 2.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.2 bpg and 15.8 mpg in 20 games
  • Averaged 10.6 ppg (.435 FG%, .478 3pt%, 8-9 FT), 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.2 spg, 0.1 bpg and 22.3 mpg in 16 games during the month of March (14 starts)
  • Top Single-Game FG, 5-8 3pt,) and four rebounds in a win vs. Indiana (12/15/16)
  • Recorded 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3pt), six boards and one steal in a win vs. LA Clippers (12/28/16)
  • Scored 20 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3pt, 4-4 FT) and added five rebounds and two assists at Cleveland (1/2/17)
  • Notched 17 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with four rebounds in a win vs. Minnesota (2/10/17)

COLLEGE CAREER

  • (Oklahoma 2012-16): In four seasons at Oklahoma, averaged 17.4 ppg (.448 FG%, .390 3pt%, .836 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.3 bpg and 31.7 mpg in 132 careers games (118 starts)
  • Winner of numerous National Player of the Year awards as a senior
  • Finished as the all-time leading scorer in Big 12 history
  • Collected 2,291 career points, second all-time in program history behind only Wayman Tisdale (2,661)
  • An All-American as a senior
  • Two-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 team member
  • As a senior, averaged 25.0 ppg (.501 FG%, .457 3pt%, .880 FT%), 5.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 0.5 bpg and 35.4 mpg in 37 games (37 starts)
  • Won the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and the John R. Wooden Award, which honor the NCAA’s top player
  • Also captured the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award as well as Consensus First Team AllAmerica, Big 12 Player of the Year and First Team All-Big 12 honors
  • Led Oklahoma to a Final Four berth and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament
  • Ranked second in the nation in scoring and first in threes per game at 3.97
  • The only player in the country to average at least 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds
  • Notched 12 30-point games and 19 25-point games
  • Became just the third player in Big 12 history to average at least 25.0 points and 5.0 boards in a campaign, joining Michael Beasley and Kevin Durant
  • As a junior, he was awarded Big 12 Player of the Year after he averaged 17.4 ppg (.412 FG%, .359 3pt%, .823 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.2 bpg and 32.4 mpg in 35 games (35 starts)
  • Third-Team All-American selected by the AP and NABC
  • One of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award
  • One of five finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award… First player in the 19-year history of the Big 12 to be named Player of the Year, lead tbe league in scoring and be named to the Academic All-Conference First Team
  • Led the Big 12 with 2.7 three-pointers per outing
  • Paced Big 12 guards in rebounds per game
  • In Big 12 play, ranked first in league in scoring (18.5 ppg)
  • Set school and Big 12 records for three-point attempts without a miss with seven in the season opener against Southeastern Louisiana
  • As a sophomore he was a Second-Team AllBig 12 selection after he averaged 16.5 ppg (.445 FG%, .386 3pt%, .750 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.2 bpg and 32.1 mpg in 33 games (33 starts)
  • Led team and ranked 10th in Big 12 in points per game
  • Also second in the league in steals per game and sixth in three-point percentage
  • Averaged 17.5 points 17.5 points and 3.5 three-pointers in league play to rank eigth and tied for first in the Big 12, respectively
  • As a freshman, averaged 7.8 ppg (.388 FG%, .238 3pt%, .833 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.3 bpg and 25.1 mpg in 27 games (13 starts).

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Chavano Rainer Hield
  • Parents are Jackie Swann and Richard Bryanen
  • Has three brothers and three sisters
  • Moved to the United States in 2010
  • Majored in Human Relations at Oklahoma

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