#24 Shooting Guard

Buddy Hield

Height / Weight
6' 4" / 220 lbs
Born
Dec 17, 1992 (30)
College
Oklahoma
NBA Draft
1st Round, 6th Overall, 2016
Nationality
Bahamian
Net Worth
$6 million
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
17.4
+1.8
Rebounds
5.0
+0.6
Assists
2.7
-0.1
PER
19.12
+3.35
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Chavano Rainer Hield
Nickname: Buddy
Place of Birth: Freeport, Bahamas
Education: Oklahoma
Parents: Vincent Hield and Jackie Braynen

Buddy Hield Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Buddy Hield is a Bahamian NBA player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings. He was born on December 17, 1992. Hield has a total of eight siblings. After starting his basketball career in the Bahamas, he moved to Kansas during his high school years. Hield turned down an offer from Kansas to play at Oklahoma.

After playing four years in college, Hield was drafted sixth overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2016 NBA Draft. Hield was traded to the Sacramento Kings at the 2017 trade deadline. Hield is a three-point sharpshooter who owns the Sacramento franchise record for made three-pointers in a single season and also owns the NBA record for most three-pointers in a player’s first three seasons.

Buddy Hield High School Career (Sunrise Christian Academy)

Hield originally attended Jack Hayward High School in the Bahamas. He led them to a championship of the Providence Holiday Tournament and was named an All Bahamian Brand All Bahamian Selection. His performances in the Bahamas he was recruited to play at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, which is a suburb of Wichita.

In 2011, which was Hield’s junior year, he led Sunrise Christian to the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship and was MVP of the tournament. In his senior year, Hield averaged 22.7 points.

Buddy Hield College Career (Oklahoma Sooners)

Highly recruited out of high school, Hield elected to attend Oklahoma over Kansas. After averaging 7.8 points per game his freshman season, Hield upped that average to 16.5 during his sophomore season, earning second-team All-Big 12 selection.

During his junior season, Hield averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Hield helped lead Oklahoma to a Sweet 16 appearance. Hield elected to return for his senior season. He won the John R. Wooden Award following his senior season, in which he averaged 25 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He also led the nation in three-point shots.

Buddy Hield NBA Career

Hield was selected sixth overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2016 NBA Draft. Hield won the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December. On February 20, 2017, Hield was traded to the Sacramento Kings, along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and 2017 first and second-round picks, in exchange for Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins.

During the 2017-2018 season, Hield shot 43.1 percent from three-point range, good for ninth-best in the league that year. During the 2018-2019 NBA season, Hield broke Peja Stojakovic’s record for most three-pointers in a season in franchise history. He also surpassed Damian Lillard’s NBA record (599) for most three-pointers in a player’s first three seasons.

On February 15th, 2020, Hield won the NBA Three-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend.

Buddy Hield Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Buddy Hield is set to make $4.9 million during the 2019-2020 NBA season. On October 21, 2019, Hield signed an extension of his rookie contract for a total of 4 years and $86 million, up to $106 million including performance incentives. Through four seasons, Hield has earned nearly $15.9 million in salary.

In June of 2016, Hield agreed to a multi-year deal with Nike but the numbers of the deal were not disclosed.

Buddy Hield signed a 4-year, $15.9 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016.

Buddy Hield signed a 4-year, $94 million extension with the Sacramento Kings in 2019.

Buddy Hield Personal Life

Hield grew up in Eight Mile Rock, west of Freeport in the Bahamas. Hield was the fifth of seven children that his mother had. After growing up in the Bahamas and being recognized as one of the best young basketball players in the country, Hield made his way to the United States to continue his high school basketball career.

Hield has one daughter, Rainer, with his girlfriend Remi Martinii.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA Three-Point Contest champion
2020
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
2017
Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
NBA All-Rookie First Team
2020
NBA Three-Point Contest champion

Buddy Hield Quotes

“Trust issues going on I guess. Guys stop believing in players. It is what it is.” - on Sacramento Kings

"I'm an emotional player. I express my feelings on the bench and they hear me. I'm a team player. Nobody says I'm selfish, I'm not a selfish guy..."

“My freshman year, I wanted to start. I felt like I deserved to start, but I didn't. And then, you have a lot of people in your ear, telling you, ‘Oh you're better than this guy. He might be ahead of you, but you're better. You're way better.’”

Buddy Hield Fun Facts

  • Hield was the fifth of seven children his mother had.
  • He received the nickname “Buddy” from his mom based on Bud Bundy on Married… With Children.
  • He learned how to shoot on a homemade basket made from plywood and a milk crate.
  • He won best dressed at Oklahoma’s first athlete awards.
  • Big fan of gummy bears.
Career stats
2022-2023
IND
2021-2022
IND
2020-2021
SAC
2019-2020
SAC
2018-2019
SAC
2017-2018
SAC
2016-2017
SAC
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
55 32.2 45.1 42.8 85.7 5.0 2.7 0.3 1.2 17.4
2021-2022
81 30.8 40.6 36.6 87.4 4.4 2.8 0.3 0.9 15.6
2020-2021
71 34.3 40.6 39.1 84.6 4.7 3.6 0.4 0.9 16.6
2019-2020
72 30.8 42.9 39.4 84.6 4.6 3.0 0.2 0.9 19.2
2018-2019
82 31.9 45.8 42.7 88.6 5.0 2.5 0.4 0.7 20.7
2017-2018
80 25.3 44.6 43.1 87.7 3.8 1.9 0.3 1.1 13.5
2016-2017
82 23.0 42.6 39.1 84.2 3.3 1.5 0.1 0.5 10.6
Recent Games
Sun 2/5
Fri 2/3
Thu 2/2
Sun 1/29
Fri 1/27
Wed 1/25
Tue 1/24
Sat 1/21
Fri 1/20
Wed 1/18
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 2/5
L 122-103
29 16 1 4 5 0 1 1 3
Fri 2/3
W 104-107
36 21 4 6 10 6 2 0 3
Thu 2/2
L 112-111
36 14 0 5 5 2 2 0 1
Sun 1/29
L 100-112
34 3 0 4 4 4 1 0 4
Fri 1/27
L 141-131
35 22 0 5 5 2 3 0 1
Wed 1/25
L 120-126
38 21 2 2 4 5 4 0 4
Tue 1/24
W 110-116
38 19 1 4 5 4 4 3 1
Sat 1/21
L 107-112
35 22 1 7 8 2 2 0 4
Fri 1/20
L 111-134
24 9 1 5 6 3 1 0 2
Wed 1/18
L 106-126
19 3 0 2 2 3 0 0 3