Time For Buddy Hield To Take Over for the Oklahoma Sooners

By Trevor Lowry
Buddy Hield
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The Oklahoma Sooners will be losing their three leading scorers from last year’s team, but luckily their fourth highest scorer will be back. With that said, it is time for Buddy Hield to take over for the team in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Hield will be playing in his second year for the team and he could really put up some high numbers with more playing time. Last season he averaged 25.1 minutes per game. With that said, no player on the team averaged 30 or more minutes per game.

With some talent leaving, though, this could be different in the upcoming season.

As a freshman, Hield averaged 7.8 points per game and 4.2 assists per game. He needs to get better from behind the arc, as he only shot 23.8 percent from long range. That really does not cut it when a player jacks up 80 threes on the year. Still, someone has to step up for this team and although there are many candidates, more than one player will likely help lead the Sooners.

Hield has the talent to breakout in the 2013-14 season and he will have to if the Sooners are going to compete in the conference. The Big 12 will look much different thanks to many great players leaving, and that could not be more true for Oklahoma.

It is really hard to guess how this team will do with so much talent no longer being on the team, but Oklahoma has plenty of players coming back that did play some big minutes.

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