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Austin Reaves
Position: G
Born: 05/29/98
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:202 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Salary: $925,258
Reaves, who went undrafted, played two seasons with the Sooners after redshirting following a transfer from Wichita State. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists in 25 games with the Sooners last season, earning All-Big 12 first-team honors. During his first season with the program, a graduate assistant approached him one day and then proceeded to give him the “Hillbilly Kobe” nickname. It would eventually stick with him. He came up to me one day and was like, ‘I figured it out.’ I was like, ‘What are you even talking about?’ He was like, ‘HBK.’ I was like, ‘What?’ He was like, ‘Hillbilly Kobe.’ Then, one of the teammatesheard it and it stuck. For three years, that’s what they said around just Oklahoma and then I guesspeople caught wind of it elsewhere. I mean, it is what it is. I just move forward from it.