Buddy Hield

 Quick Facts

Full Name Chavano Rainer “Buddy” Hield
Known as Buddy Hield
Nickname Buddy
Birth Date December 17, 1992
Birth Place Freeport, Bahamas
Residence Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality Bahamian
Ethnicity Not Available
Education Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kansas) and Oklahoma (2012–2016)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Father’s Name Vincent Hield
Mother’s Name Jackie Swann
Siblings 7
Age 29 years old
Height 6 feet 5 inches
Weight 221 lb (100 kg)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body type Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Marital Status In a relationship
Girlfriend Remi Martinii
Children Rainer Hield (daughter)
Active since 2016 – present
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Indiana Pacers
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2017)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2020)
  • John R. Wooden Award (2016)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year (2016)
  • Oscar Robertson Trophy (2016)
Endorsements  Nike
Net Worth $6 million
NBA Draft Pick 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Position Shooting Guard
League NBA
Merch NBA Card
Social Media  InstagramTwitter
Last Update August 2022

One of the NBA’s top scorers in history is Buddy Hield. He represents the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a professional basketball player from the Bahamas.

Additionally, in 2016, he was the recipient of four of the most prestigious national player of the year honors: the Sporting News Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award, Naismith Award, and Oscar Robertson Trophy.

Hield was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the sixth overall choice in the 2016 NBA Draft. In 2017, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings. He was dealt to the Indiana Pacers in 2022.

Hield is already the player with the fastest 1,000 three-point field goals made record in the league.


While other kids in the Bahamas experimented with marijuana, dropped out of school, and loitered in the streets, Buddy Hield had discovered a purpose in basketball and a source of inspiration.

The sportsman started telling his family and friends that he wanted to play in the NBA when he was 11 years old, just like Kobe Bryant and other players he saw on television. Hield’s dream was dismissed by the majority of residents of Eight Mile Rock as unrealistic.

In the local high schools, construction workers, welders, and auto mechanics were all marketed as careers for teenage boys who were fortunate enough to graduate.

They didn’t attend college very often, and playing professional sports was practically unheard of. In reality, only two Bahamian-born players have made significant contributions to the NBA (Mychal Thompson and Rick Fox).

Buddy, on the other hand, didn’t seem to care about anything. In fact, he realized his aspirations by playing in the NBA league just ten years later.

Amateur Career

By helping his Jack Hayward High School basketball team win the Providence Holiday Tournament on a buzzer-beater, Hield showcased his early talent.

The Grand Bahamas High School Championships were another accomplishment he and his team accomplished. For his accomplishments, Hield was named an All Bahamian Brand All Bahamian Selection.

Following his accomplishments in The Bahamas, Hield received a scholarship offer from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, a basketball prep school in a suburb of Wichita, Kansas.

The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard was signed by Kyle Lindsted, a current Wichita State assistant and former Sunrise coach.

Hield led Sunrise Christian to the National Association of Christian Athletes national championship during his junior season, winning MVP honors in the process.

As a senior in 2011–2012, he scored 22.7 points on.491 shooting in 21.0 minutes per game. He attracted a lot of attention and decided to play for Oklahoma instead of Kansas.

College Career

Hield averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman at Oklahoma, earning the title of Most Inspirational Player. He was voted second-team All-Big 12 as a sophomore after scoring 16.5 points, grabbing 4.4 rebounds, and committing 1.4 steals per game.

He improved his defense and broadened his offensive repertoire before his junior year to become a high-volume three-point shooter.

Hield averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41% from the floor as a junior at Oklahoma. He led Oklahoma to a 24-11 record, good enough for a Sweet 16 spot.

He could have entered the 2015 NBA Draft, but he opted to stay for his final year. Both the Big 12 First Team and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year were awarded to him.

After being selected to the First Team All-Big 12 squad, he was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Year for the Big 12 Conference.

Professional Career

On June 23, 2016, the New Orleans Pelicans picked Hield with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Pelicans acquired him on July 22, 2016.

On December 15, 2016, Buddy played his best game as a Pelican, outscoring the Indiana Pacers 102-95 with 21 points and five three-pointers.

On January 3, 2017, he received the Western Conference Rookie of the Month award for December.

In his first game for the Kings, a 116-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets, he came off the bench to score 16 points. He received the Western Conference Rookie of the Month award in March.

Buddy Hield during the game (Source: Instagram)

Hield started the first seven games of the 2017–18 campaign as the team’s sixth player before switching to the bench.

On November 25, 2017, in a 97-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Hield had a career-high seven 3-pointers in addition to a season-high 27 points off the bench.

On February 28, 2021, he hit 1,000 3-pointers, doing so faster than any other player in history. It took him just 350 games to reach the milestone.

On February 8, 2022, Hield was traded to the Indiana Pacers. Hield made his Pacers debut on February 11, starting alongside Haliburton in a 120–113 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, recording a near triple-double with 16 points, eight assists, and nine rebounds.

What is the Physical Measurement of Buddy Hield?

Hield was born on December 17, 1992, which makes him 29 years old.

Hield’s 6’5″ frame and 6’9″ wingspan put him in good shape to develop a reputation as a premier shooting guard. He possesses the physicality to be a formidable on- and off-ball defender.

Moreover, he weighs 100 kg.

He eats chicken, fish, turkey, and salads as part of his diet. His breakfast is also substantial, with a high concentration of carbohydrates and proteins.

Buddy also likes to nap twice a day after heavy meals and workouts. In addition, Hield prefers to eat two large meals daily rather than eating several smaller meals throughout the day.

Buddy also incorporates Protein Shake into his diet and consumes gallons of water per day to stay hydrated.

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Hield has worked hard to establish himself as one of the NBA’s top three-point shooters. Off the court, he’s a tireless worker who has shown the ability to play long stretches at small forward.

Hield set a new personal high in his fifth NBA season, averaging 10.2 3-point attempts per game. Those attempts were third-most in the league, trailing only Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard.

He shoots 39.6 percent when he’s just cruising the perimeter, looking for catch-and-shoot opportunities.

When he dribbles once, Buddy shoots 38.7 percent, and when he dribbles twice, he shoots 48.9 percent. If you take more than two dribbles, your percentages will plummet.

Hield has made it clear that he wants to be more than just a catch-and-shoot wing complementing a rising star in De’Aaron Fox.

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Hield was brought up in Eight Mile Rock, a coastal region west of Freeport in the Bahamas’ West Grand Bahama District. He was the fifth of his mother, Jackie Braynen’s seven children.

Hield was 11 years old when Jackie divorced his father, Vincent, and the family moved into her mother’s house. The house was small.

Jackie, Hield, and his six siblings slept head-to-toe on a queen-sized mattress, with one of them almost always ending up on the floor.

Each sibling had their section of the room in which they stored their clothes and other belongings. Money was tight even with Jackie working three jobs.

Throughout it all, the family remained close and tight-knit. There were prayers (and sometimes a Bible study) every morning before breakfast, and chores and homework came before television.

If Jackie needed to spank her son from time to time to keep him in line, so be it. She was mostly known for her gentle nature.

Buddy recalls his mother telling her children to scoot over to the backseat of her van so she could offer rides to strangers walking in the sweltering summer heat.

And Jackie enjoyed cooking for the neighborhood kids on nights when they might not have eaten otherwise.

What is the Relationship status of Buddy Hield?

For many years, the NBA star has been in a serious relationship with his girlfriend, Remi Martinii.

Remi is a fitness freak and a law school graduate, according to her Instagram handle. Furthermore, she appears to have a sizable fan base on the social media platform.

She also has a self-titled YouTube channel where she posts vlogs about her daily life events.

While Buddy and his girlfriend haven’t shared any details about their early years of dating, there’s no denying that they’ve taken their relationship to the next level.

Buddy Hield along with his mother (Source: Instagram)

After all, the existence of their adorable love child proves it. Rainer Hield, their beautiful daughter, was born on November 8, 2017.

According to his partner’s Instagram, Remi appears to be the primary caregiver for his daughter. Despite his hectic schedule, Buddy manages to find time for his family.

In November 2018, after his game against Los Angeles, the NBA star was spotted with his adorable baby daughter.

Passion For Basketball

Hield was so obsessed with basketball that he frequently paid (or bribed) his siblings to do his weekly chores so that he could spend more time on the court.

With only one TV in the house, he frequently awoke 30 minutes before dawn to seize control of the remote control and watch highlights from the previous night’s NBA games. Hield would leave his house for the park around 7 a.m. on other mornings.

Toting a water jug in one hand and bouncing a ball in the other, Hield would coax friends out of bed along the way before spending the entire afternoon practicing moves and footwork he’d seen from stars like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on TV.

Despite how hard he worked on his own, Hield realized he needed assistance. He desired to learn the ins and outs of basketball from top-tier coaches who would expect the best from him.

That level of coaching did not exist in the Bahamas, where youth-league games were more akin to pickup games.

However, later Jackie and Richard flew, then the head coach at Sunrise Christian Academy, to Wichita with Buddy in August to assist him in settling into his new home.

How was the Networth of Buddy Hield?

Buddy Hield’s net worth is predicted to be $6 million by Celebrity Net Worth.

According to spotrac, he is currently under contract with the Kings for four years and $94 million. $85 million of that total is a guaranteed salary.

He earned a salary of around $3.517 Million in 2017. He also increases his earnings by participating in various events, from which he makes a sizable sum.

Buddy Hield is a Nike shoe endorser. He wears Nike Kobe AD player edition shoes. In 2020, Buddy was the 46th highest-paid NBA player.

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Buddy lives a lavish lifestyle. He enjoys Chinese food and eats it every other day. Frank’s Fat and Punch Bowl Social are two of his favorite restaurants.

Although his game is a vast fitness activity in and of itself, he also does dribbling, shooting, passing, and strength-development workouts.

He also jogs and does some basic stretches before and after his workout. He is a big fan of protein and incorporates protein-rich foods into his diet.”

On the other hand, Buddy is a fashionista who favors Versace and Gucci. His Versace T-shirts cost more than $180, while his Gucci clothing costs $600.

In addition, the jersey he wore for the Sacramento Kings can be purchased for around $109.99.

Buddy, on the other hand, has traveled all over the world. He’s been to Dallas, Texas. He’s visited Milan, Italy, also known as the fashion capital, Buddy travels to the Bahamas to relax on the beach and explore in his spare time.

In addition, Hield travels to Charlotte, North Carolina, New York, and other locations throughout the United States for a short weekend trip or during his off-schedule.

Charity Works 

Buddy Hield does not keep his wealth to himself and is involved in a number of charitable causes.

Buddy recalls his childhood when drug dealers used children to smuggle drugs and turn them into drug addicts.

But, with the proper guidance, Hield was able to escape and is now working with children and adults who have been affected by drug abuse and dealing.

Meanwhile, he has founded the ‘Buddy Hield Foundation,’ which aims to develop youth through sports.

Its mission is to raise funds for sporting events, charitable projects, and educational programs that promote youth basketball development skills, sportsmanship, leadership, and learning.

Furthermore, Hield has made a $100,000 donation to the Hurricane Dorain relief fund in the Bahamas.

To add on, Buddy has advocated for fundraisers to raise $1 million, of which $224,030 has been raised to date.

Social Media

Buddy Hield is active on various social media platforms. Below is the link to his social media accounts;

Instagram– 545k followers

Twitter– 137.1k followers

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