Over a four year span, Buddy Hield evolved from 3-star recruit into the reigning Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award winner. Behind a stellar senior season, the shooting guard led the Oklahoma Sooners to the Final Four for the first time since 2002. Dazzling crowds with an array of shots behind the arc, Hield finds himself in the upper echalon of the NBA Draft.
Simply put, franchises are targeting jump shooters as the NBA landscape continues to shift. Fans witnessed a drastic change from the physical play of the 90's in which most plays attacked the rim. Nowadays, three pointers reign supreme today placing a premium on players like Steph Curry.
Buddy Hield showing off some Steph Curry-esque range in Anaheim this afternoon pic.twitter.com/30pbInLqpA— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 24, 2016
With a total of eight picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics cling to the No. 3 overall pick. Ranking 28th in the league in three point shooting percentage during the season, the Celtics could use a shooter in the mold of Buddy Hield. Will the quick release combined with the range the former Sooner displayed in Anaheim be enough to secure Buddy Love a spot in the top three?