BAHAMIANS IN MIDWEST SHOW SUPPORT
FOR BUDDY HIELD AT MEET AND GREET
CHICAGO, Illinois – The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, and Mr. Cyril Jervis, President of Bahamas Association of Chicago, facilitated a post-game meet and greet with Bahamian basketball sensation Buddy Hield at the Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans game at the United Center, January 14, 2017.
Bahamians from the Midwest jurisdiction came out to support their countryman and present a plaque honoring Hield as an modern example of Bahamian excellence, celebrating his first appearance in Chicago as an NBA player.
Buddy Hield, who is from Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, had an outstanding college basketball career at Oklahoma University, and was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Also in 2016, he received four major national player of the year awards: the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, Sporting News Player of the Year and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Hield was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.