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.
Been impressed with Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. Longer than I thought, knocked down a couple perimeter jumpers.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 10, 2014
Didn’t realize that Buddy Hield had bounce like that. I was surprised. He caught a defender off guard also. Lol #LeBronJamesSkillsAcademy
— Coach John Lucas (@CoachJohnLucas1) July 10, 2014
#LeBronJamesSkillsAcademy Dj Newbill-good defender, strong good finisher Buddy Hield-Looked great, defended, High IQ, shot ball real well
— Miles Simon (@milessimon) July 10, 2014
Buddy Hield RJ Hunter look to be the two best two guard prospects @KingJames Skills.
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) July 10, 2014
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.
— Sunrise Basketball (@sunrisehoops) July 10, 2014
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.