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High Flyers: Introduction

Profiles of 20 phenomenal young Grand Bahamians.


This guide was created to highlight the accomplishments of 20 phenomenal young people representing the Island of Grand Bahama and the Bahamas on the world stage, living their dreams, showcasing their talents, skills and abilities for all to see.

Library Contact

Levette M. Morris

Northern Bahamas Campus Library

The University of The Bahamas

Freeport, Grand Bahama


P.O. Box F-42766

1 (242) 688-5916



The All-Star Basketball Player

Chavano "Buddy" Hield


  • Selected sixth overall by the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team in the first round of the 2016 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft.
  • Former College basketball player for the University of Oklahoma Sooners.



  • John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award 
  • Jerry West Top Shooting Guard Award 
  • James A. Naismith Player of the Year 
  • Oscar Robinson Trophy Winner
  • CBS Sports National Player of the Year 
  • Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year 
  • Sporting News Player of the Year
  • Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year
  • United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District VI Player of the Year
  • Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year (National Award)
  • NABC First Team All-American 
  • AP First Team All-American 
  • USBWA First Team All-American 
  • Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
  • USA Today All-American
  • All-Big 12 First Team


Breaking Records

  • 1st Big 12 player to lead league in scoring, earn Player of the Year and make All-Academic 1st team
  • 1st player in the United States who averaged more than 25.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in a single season 
  • 1st in OU career 3-pointers with 338
  • 1st in OU single-season 3-pointers with 146
  • 1st in Big 12 single-season scoring with 916
  • 1st in Big 12 single-season 3-pointers with 79
  • 2nd in Big 12 career scoring with 2,282
  • 2nd most in Big 12 history to score 46 points in a single game
  • 2nd in OU career points with 2,282‚Äč
  • 3rd player in Big 12 history to average more than 25.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg

Born: December 17, 1993

     Age: 22

     Height: 6'4"

Schools: Sir Jack Hayward High, Freeport, Bahamas & Sunrise Christian Academy, Kansas, USA 

Buddy's Story

Buddy's Senior Season

Buddy's Evolution