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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: What They’re Saying About Trae Young

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Here’s the Twittersphere’s buzz on the five-star phenom

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As the Sooner Nation is still reveling in the news out of Norman from this afternoon, here are some tweets to continue celebrating Trae Day.

Firstly, the announcement for anyone who might’ve missed it live:

Trae’s talked with ESPNU on his decision and how he’s just all about that winning, boss:

“I don’t expect anything less than a National Championship next year.” – Trae Young

They also joked with Trae about his flare:

The Analyst’s Perspective

Three things to know from CBS Sports, led by thing no. 1: “This is a Final Four-impact get”:

The Rivals take, via Joe DuVall of, on Trae going for legendary status to add to already being a hometown hero...good stuff:

Also, from DuVall:

Evan Daniels of Scout Hoops on his conversation with Trae:

And, of course, Jake’s Take:

Sooner Hoops Past, Present (and Future)

Buddy says hello (and to also be careful with your hand placement when flying around screens set by really irritating big men):

Trae Young will represent the Sooners next month as the first McDonald’s All-American from the state of Oklahoma to don the crimson and cream since Blake Griffin in 2007.

Speaking of, here’s quick but cool look back at some other Oklahoma high school prep stars who stayed in state with the Sooners, led by the late great Wayman Tisdale:

You remember those hilarious Future Blake Meets Past Blake commercials? Well, read this tweet while imagining Future Blake taking a trip back to 2009 to impart his great wisdom on an even-younger Trae Young:

Proof that time travel does exist, via Future Blake Griffin:

The campus take, via the OU Daily:

Thankfully, Momma Young had the last word over Pops in the end of the long recruiting process of Trae. If you have time, check out the family’s roundtable leading up to the announcement, via USA Today. It’s pretty neat.

Back to the tweets.

Dear Bill Self,



Jayhawk fans needn’t worry, as national basketball analyst Eric Bossi of Rivals reminds the spurned fanbase in Lawrence. Both OU and KU fanbases should be in for a few memorable point guard matchups next season (and beyond) if Bill Self does indeed land Trevon Duval of IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL):

Also, this from Bossi...

Tweets from a Few Footballers

From one star to another:

CeeDee Lamb is ready for hoop season:

A graduating co-captain’s take:

The Great Geraldini, a.k.a. Fun GMC, also approves:

Not directly from Baker, but I feel he’d appreciate this fan’s shout out to the Pokes:

Finally, from elsewhere around the nation:

“I’ve always been a winner growing up so I don’t see that changing at the collegiate level.” – Trae Young

We’ll see you soon at the LNC, Trae. Boomer!