Oklahoma G Buddy Hield returning for senior year

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield has chosen to return for his senior season.

Hield made the announcement Friday with his coach, Lon Kruger, next to him.

Hield was the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season. He averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the field. He said he wants to take the Sooners to the Final Four next season. Oklahoma will return four starters from a team that finished with a 24-11 record.

Hield said he wanted to go pro, but after talking to family, friends and coaches, he decided that returning would be the best choice.

Hield said he wants to improve his ball handling before next year's NBA draft. He said he looks forward to getting his degree in human relations.

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