Buddy Hield made his biggest jump in 2010. Then a rising high school junior, Hield left his homeland of the Bahamas for new basketball life on the prairies of Wichita, Kansas. At Sunrise Christian Academy, Hield earned a scholarship to Oklahoma. After four years with the Sooners, Hield punched a ticket to New Orleans on Thursday as the Pelicans selected No. 6 overall.
Hield brings the Bahamas wherever he goes -- including the inside of his draft suit, which had a flag sewn to the lining and "Buddy Buckets" written on it.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 24, 2016
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) June 24, 2016
— Joe DuVall (@joeduvall) June 24, 2016
— 10th Year Seniors (@10thyrSeniors) June 24, 2016
Apparently, it is a J.C. Penney suit:
— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) June 24, 2016
The Twitter account for the Bahamas paid tribute to its native son:
— The Bahamas (@VisitTheBahamas) June 24, 2016
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