But with the three worst games of his season coming against the three best teams on Oklahoma's schedule (up until last night), it was difficult to gauge just how to take that, especially considering Hield's struggles against elite competition historically (18.7 career PER vs Teams over .500, 24.7 vs sub-500).
Last night Oklahoma played against fellow top ranked team Kansas on the road, a rare #1 vs #2 matchup, which prompted numerous NBA teams to send representatives to Lawrence to scout the game. The game ended up being a classic, a triple-overtime affair, with Hield scoring 46 points on 23 shots in 54 minutes (to go along with 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 turnovers). While it would be foolish to draw too many long term conclusions off this contest alone, this is a very interesting matchup to analyze nonetheless.
Via Mike Schmitz, here's a six minute video breakdown of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see last night, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.
Also check out our detailed scouting video breaking down his strengths and weaknesses as an NBA prospect in depth.