Five-star point guard Trae Young — the best high school basketball player the state of Oklahoma has produced since Blake Griffin — has decided to be a Sooner!
The Norman North product chose to stay close to home after receiving offers to play for the likes of Bill Self and John Calipari. In the end, Young picked Oklahoma over the Kansas Jayhawks, making this one of Lon Kruger’s biggest recruiting victories of his illustrious career.
Young’s recruiting process has been nothing short of dramatic over the past month or so. On January 22, Young’s father sent out a tweet in response to an article published by the Norman Transcript, and it sent shockwaves through the Oklahoma program and fan base. After that ordeal, Sooner fans have to be relieved — and maybe surprised — that Young ended up picking the local school.
Although the Sooners have experienced quite the drop-off this season, Young's commitment has potential to get the program back on the right track. He’s by far the highest-ranked recruit that Lon Kruger has ever brought in to Norman, and he’s the most celebrated basketball prospect to commit to Oklahoma since Blake Griffin.
Young's weaknesses are better than most people’s strengths. Let's face it. His ball-handling and shooting ability are Steph Curry-esque. In addition, his ability to weave his way to the basket and finish at the goal is, dare I say, similar to that of Russell Westbrook? His vision on the court is unreal, and he is primed to be a star at the collegiate level and beyond.
Oklahoma Sooner fans — this is the beginning of an era. Do you not believe me? Watch Trae put up 62 points in a game.
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