Chavano Rainer Hield is the son of Jackie Swann and Richard Bryanen. He was born in 1992 in the Bahamas in the northwest town of Freeport. He has three brothers and three sisters and moved to the United States in 2010. Hield ran track in high school and was a middle-distance runner, typically participating in the 400- or 800-meter races as well as the one-mile run. While at the University of Oklahoma, Hield majored in Human Relations. In 2019, the shooting guard started the Buddy Hield Foundation to help victims in the Bahamas affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian as well as assist Bahamian kids in need. Hield also hosts multiple camps during the summer, including his Hope 24 Basketball Clinic in Nassau, the Buddy Hield Basketball Camp in Rocklin, California and the Buddy Hield Camp in Wichita, Kansas. Fans can follow the shooting guard on Twitter (@buddyhield) and Instagram (@buddylove242). Prior to being made the 6th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Buddy Hield spent four seasons (2012-16) with the Oklahoma Sooners. A four-year starter, Hield finished his career as the Big 12's all-time leading scorer as well as being ranked second at Oklahoma in scoring with 2,291 points. After his junior season (2014-15), Hield was named Big 12 Player of the Year and was a Wooden Award finalist. During his senior season (2015-16), on Jan. 4, Hield scored 46 points against Kansas, tied for the most ever by a KU opponent inside Allen Fieldhouse. He ended his senior year with averages of 25.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game. Hield's 925 points for the season led the NCAA. Those numbers were worthy of a variety of accolades, including being named Big 12 Player of the Year, a consensus first-team All- American, and the winner of the Wooden Award, Naismith Award, and Oscar Robertson Trophy as the consensus national player of the year.