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Buddy Hield wins ESPY for Best Male College Athlete

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Competition was fierce but Hield pulls out a win over Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Hardware continues to roll in for New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Buddy Hield. ESPN announced that Hield won the ESPY for Best Male College Athlete this evening after the telecast ended. Hield brought home the James A. Naismith Trophy and the Oscar Robertson Trophy for player of the year earlier in the spring. A two-time Player of the Year winner for the Big XII conference, Hield averaged 25 points and 5.7 rebounds a game for the Oklahoma Sooners while leading them to the Final Four for the first time since 2002.

Other nominees for the award were; Derrick Henry from Alabama, Jordan Morris (soccer) from Stanford, Jarrion Lawson (track and field, won the 100, 200, and long jump national championships) from Arkansas, and Alex Dieringer (wrestling, won his third consecutive national championship) from Oklahoma State.

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Buddy Hield with the sixth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.