Expectations were high for amazing Buddy Hield BBVA Rising Stars Highlights and Buddy did not disappoint the hometown faithful at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans Pelicans rookie standout came into tonight’s game determined to make a statement against fellow NBA Rookies. Buddy did exactly that scoring the first basket for Team World on a pretty driving one-handed layup up the middle.
Hield has steadily grown since being selected with the 6th pick in the NBA Draft and despite a slow start, has picked up his play after being inserted into the starting lineup. Prior to his selection to participate in the 2017 NBA All Star Weekend in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, Hield was recently awarded with the KIA Rookie of The Month for December 2016. Buddy led all Western Conference rookies in scoring (10.6 ppg) and three-point field goal percentage (.478) and connected on 33 three-pointers which led all rookies.
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From tip off, it was clear that both Buddy Hield and Kristaps Porzingis were both players who jumped off to a fast start with Buddy scoring 11 points in just 5 minutes. But it would more than competition amongst both rookies and second year players, it was an opportunity for camaraderie for many players who rarely had an opportunity to play against each other since the end of collegiate basketball. But one thing you can bet on is that many of these players in tonight's challenge will be future NBA All Stars and they were all committed to putting on a show. Team World featured promising young international players like Dario Saric, Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic while Team USA featured D'Angelo Russell, Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Karl-Anthony Towns and Frank Kaminsky. In the end, Canada's pride and joy, Jamal Murray for Team World would win the MVP with a dazzling shooting performance sinking 13 of 19 from the field (68.4%) and a blistering 9 of 14 from three-point range (64.3%). Hield, the standout from Eight Mile Rock Grand Bahama was the second leading scorer with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a block. The Bahamas would definitely be proud of Hield's standout performance representing the small island nation.
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Watch Buddy Hield BBVA Rising Stars Highlights:-
BUDDY HIELD HITS JUMPER
BUDDY HIELD HITS THREE
BUDDY HIELD HITS DRIVING LAYUP
BUDDY HIELD HITS BASELINE LAYUP
BUDDY HIELD ALLEYOOP SLAM DUNK
BUDDY HIELD NAILS DEEP THREE
BUDDY HIELD RUNS TO CORNER & DRAINS THREE
BUDDY HIELD SNEAKS A BASELINE LAYUP
BUDDY HIELD PRETTY DRIVING LAYUP