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OU basketball: Sooners guard Buddy Hield impressing at the LeBron James Skills Academy

by Erik Horne Published: July 10, 2014


OU’s Buddy Hield is making a name for himself in Las Vegas.

Much of the buzz the initial two days of the LeBron James Skills Academy has come from Hield’s play. The Sooners guard, wearing No. 2 at the prestigious invite-only camp, has impressed the legion of media members on hand Wednesday and Thursday.

Hield also had some great measureables for a 2-guard at nearly 6-foot-5 and a wingspan of 6-8 1/2. And in between opening the eyes of the media to the game coming out of Soonerville, Hield stopped for a photo with the world’s most famous free agent.

Hield is one of 30 college basketball players that was invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy, which comes on the heels of Hield attending the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in June. The LeBron James Skills Academy runs through Saturday.

Hield led the Sooners with 16.5 points per game as a sophomore. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals. He made 90 3-pointers, shooting 38.6 percent from behind the 3-point line.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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