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As No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown looms, Kansas guards prepare for matchup with Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield


You could say that Kansas coach Bill Self missed on Oklahoma senior Buddy Hield, the reigning Big 12 player of the year. You could say that the KU staff should have been more diligent with an in-state recruit. You could say that they should have seen this coming.

Self’s response: How many college coaches did?

Four years ago, Hield was a standout senior at Sunrise Christian Academy, a private prep powerhouse on the northeast side of Wichita. A native of the Bahamas, Hield, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, had gone to Sunrise to pursue a college basketball scholarship, and after two seasons in Kansas, he was a top-100 recruit with offers from schools all over the country.