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Blake Griffin has high hopes for fellow Sooners alumni Buddy Hield next season

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Blake Griffin is probably the finest player to come out of Oklahoma college, but Buddy Hield of the New Orleans Pelicans is looking to follow in his illustrious footsteps.

Hield was the sixth pick in this year's draft and has a long way to go before he has a host of All-Star appearances and a career average bordering on a double-double under his belt.

Still, the former Sooner pair went head-to-head at the weekend as they coached opposite teams during an Oklahoma Alumni Legends game at Lloyd Noble Center. It wasn't the battlefield of the hardwood, so the pair got a chance to hang out and talk for the first time.

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Hield said he relaxed with Griffin on Friday night and used his time with the L.A. Clippers star wisely.

“I’ve been asking him questions,” Hield said before Saturday’s game. “I’ve been picking his brain — what can I do to help me in the NBA? He’s given me great advice.”

Griffin - a native Oklahoman, whereas Hield hails from the Bahamas - says he has been impressed with Hield’s growth at Oklahoma.

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“He’s on the right path. Buddy has done everything the right way,” Griffin said. “The type of career he had here and the year he had last year sets him up for success this year. He just has to keep doing the things he’s been doing and he’ll be fine.

“Everyone knows how good of a player he is, but how good of a person he is is important as well. He’s already turning heads at the next level.”

Hield will be hoping to form a potent partnership with Anthony Davis next season while Griffin will hope he can stay injury-free, first and foremost.

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