For the second consecutive year, Buddy Hield of the Oklahoma Sooners has been named the Big XII Player of the Year. Averaging 25.3 points per contest, the senior guard not only tops the charts in the conference but also ranks second in the nation. You'd be hard pressed to find another player with the offensive capabilities of Hield on the collegiate level.
"This award is humbling and means a lot," Hield said in an OU press release. "It's a reflection of the hard work I've put in during my time at OU and how much my teammates and coaches have pushed me to improve each and every day. My teammates are always encouraging me through the good days and the bad ones. We all work so hard and I never want to let them down. This award is not just for me, it's for my teammates and coaches as well." - via TulsaWorld
The occasion marks the first time a player has claimed the award in back-to-back years since Raef LaFrentz did so in 1996-97 and 1997-1998 for the Kansas Jayhawks.