NBA Draft 2016 Prospect Watch: Buddy Hield

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Buddy Hield is making waves during March Madness, but could he be an option for the Milwaukee Bucks in June?

Mar 20, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield (24) celebrates with fans after the game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Who is Buddy Hield?

If you watch even the smallest measure of college basketball you don’t need me to tell you who Buddy Hield is.

Hield is a senior who has put together a remarkable season for the Oklahoma Sooners, and in the process seems likely to buck much of the conventional wisdom and biases that NBA teams often hold against prospects who’ve gone through a full four year stint in college.

After three solid seasons in which he flashed steady growth and ability, Hield entered the 2015-16 season set to embark upon a campaign that could well go down in the history books. All along the way, many looked on waiting for what seemed like an inevitable drop-off.

It never came.

As Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation noted, Hield is on track to prove himself as the best shooter in college basketball since Stephen Curry.

In this of all eras, that’s the kind of thing that is certain to make some noise. It’s not as if Hield is just a deadeye marksmen either though. He not only carries his team in scoring, but he’s guiding them to success.

The Sooners will face off with Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament and after a season where they landed a second seed in the West, they will be hopeful that they can advance to the Elite Eight and beyond for the first time in over seven years, behind Hield’s star play.

As the man from the Bahamas becomes more and more of a household name, what is it that makes Hield worth all of the attention though?

Where could he fall in the draft order on the night, and will Milwaukee be on the board and interested?

If so, could he mesh nicely with the Bucks?

Let’s put his game under the microscope to come up with the answers.

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