The Pelicans needed an NBA-ready shooter and that’s exactly what they got with Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. He was arguably the most exciting player in the country as a senior with the Sooners averaging 25.0 points per game.
Hield was the second in the country in scoring and shot more than 45 percent from behind the three-point line. It could be a perfect fit in Alvin Gentry’s quick-paced offense that often features a sharp shooter.
In addition to his eye-opening numbers, Hield was a consensus first-team All-American in 2016. He also won the Wooden Award and Naismith College Player of the Year.
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