Oklahoma superstar Buddy Hield has had a ridiculous senior year, and the sharpshooting guard isn't done yet. On Friday, Hield accepted the Oscar Robertson Award for college player of the year ahead of his team's Final Four game this evening against Villanova.
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Robertson, an NBA legend who starred at Cincinnati from 1957-60, had some serious praise for Hield during the ceremony, comparing him to the Golden State Warriors' transformative star Stephen Curry.
"He has confidence in getting his shot away," Robertson said here Friday as he presented Hield with the Oscar Roberton Player of the Year Award. "I don't think any of these players can guard him. Just like Steph Curry, they can't guard him. They can't guard Buddy, either. Plus he can go inside and he can rebound. It means a lot also other than being a shot, he's a great basketball player."
That is some serious praise, even considering Robertson's criticism of Curry and the current NBA game earlier this season. We wouldn't bet on Hield becoming Curry at the next level, but his elite shooting ability is something that every team values.