Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield earns All-American distinction

Reigning Big 12 Player of the Year continues to garner national attention

Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield earned another major honor Monday, being named an Associated Press First-Team All-American.

Hield averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds last season for the Sooners, leading the Big 12 Conference in scoring while being named the league's player of the year. He helped lead Oklahoma to a Sweet 16 apperance and the school's first NCAA Tournament victory since 2008.

He was this season's preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and a unanimous selection to the first team. Hield was also named a first-teamer by CBS Sports. He is Oklahoma's first AP Preseason All-American since Blake Griffin in 2008.

Oklahoma was ranked No. 8 in the AP preseason poll.

On the All-American first team, Hield is joined by Georges Niang (Iowa State), Kris Dunn (Providence, Ben Simmons (LSU) and Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga).


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