March 29, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma men's basketball signees Jelon Hornbeak and Buddy Hield will participate in this weekend's American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in New Orleans, La.
Hornbeak, who attends Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas, will compete in the eight-person slam dunk portion of the event, while Hield, from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., will face seven others in the 3-point contest. The second annual event will be held at the Alario Center on Friday at 7 p.m. CT. It will air on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. CT on CBS with Tim Brando, Bill Raftery and Lewis Johnson announcing. Numerous encore presentations will appear on CBS College Sports.
Hornbeak averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior this past season, according to Grace Prep head coach Ray Forsett. The 6-4 guard helped the Lions to a 27-4 record and a second straight Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 4A state title.
Hield, also 6-4, averaged 22.7 points on .491 shooting, to go along with 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game for head coach Kyle Lindsted's 23-4 Sunrise Christian squad. Originally from the Bahamas, Hield averaged 2.9 3-point makes per contest and shot .348 from behind the arc. Over the season's final five games, he was 22-for-46 (.478) from long distance and averaged 29.8 points.
Hornbeak and Hield will be freshmen for OU during the 2012-13 school year.