While in New York for the Jordan Brand All-Star Classic, Norman North point guard Trae Young has signed his National Letter of Intent and will play for Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma Sooners. Young choose Oklahoma over Kansas and Oklahoma State at his commitment ceremony back in February. He also fielded offers from Kentucky, Arizona, UConn, Duke, Florida, Texas and UCLA over the past few years.
Young joins Brady Manek and Hannes Polla, who had already signed with the program.
This is home.— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) April 12, 2017
Norman native & McDonald's All-American @TheTraeYoung signs with the #Sooners.
The five-star prospect impressed a national audience last month at the McDonald’s All-American game by hitting a pair of Steph Curry-esque three pointers.
Trae Young from DEEP @TheTraeYoung #McDAAG pic.twitter.com/Os7jekgRl4— Overtime (@overtime) March 30, 2017
.@TheTraeYoung from the Powerade logo. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/sIRu70h56z— OUHoops (@ouhoops) March 30, 2017
After fellow McDonald’s All-American Michael Porter Jr. announced his decision to follow his father to Missouri, folks from the Show Me State have been lobbying for Young to follow his friend to Columbia. Luckily, that was nothing that Trae ever seriously considered.
Young has been all about the Sooners since his commitment, as he was seen on the sidelines at Saturday’s Spring Game shooting the breeze with Baker Mayfield. Additionally, Young is working to recruit Egor Koulechov, a Rice graduate transfer who is strongly considering Oklahoma.
SOONER FANS‼️ Show My Guy @RussianGusta Some Love #BoomerSooner https://t.co/zbhiiWBwtZ— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 8, 2017
Oklahoma is looking like a tournament team with the addition of Trae Young next season. If Young is able to convince the talented Russian to come with him, the Sooners could be serious contenders in 2017-18.