Football season is over, but the University of Oklahoma is still at the forefront of the college sports world — hell, even the sports world in general.
Steph Curry asked about Trae Young from OU, who some have compared to him: "He's incredible" pic.twitter.com/TGlDvHvUix— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 4, 2018
The Steph Curry comparisons have been thrown in Trae Young’s direction for as long as basketball fans have known about Trae Young, but it’s abundantly clear at this point that the hype is more than justified. Young touts a similar skill set, but he’s much further along in his progression as a player than Curry was at his age. It’s also fair to say that Young is a better facilitator than Curry was at any point in his college career, and he’s doing all of this against far superior competition
So bring on the hype. Bring on the comparisons. Trae Young will keep backing it all up as he did last night in a 109-89 win over Oklahoma State.
- Speaking of Young, he sat down to converse with SVP after the Bedlam W.
After last night's Bedlam win, @TheTraeYoung chatted with @notthefakeSVP on @SportsCenter on the start to his season. pic.twitter.com/sIVKPFjKuq— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) January 4, 2018
- We know all about Mr. Young, but how ‘bout that Brady Manek? I mean... the Harrah freshman scored 28 points while taking only 11 shots and was 6-8 from beyond the arc in his first Bedlam game. That’ll do the job.
Meanwhile another impressive showing from Young's teammate Brady Manek with 28 points on 11 shots. 6-9 PF, convincing shooter, blocks a shot a game— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) January 4, 2018
There's a new sheriff in a town called Bedlam #bradymanek #bedlambasketball pic.twitter.com/auyAq5dgtS— Sportstoons (@sportstoons) January 4, 2018
Brady Manek will be a star next year for OU... And he’s really good now.— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) January 4, 2018
#Sooners freshman @BradyManek scored a career high 28 points in his first #Bedlam game — He was 7/8 for 21 points in the second half! pic.twitter.com/41yb6GD7PR— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) January 4, 2018
- Reminder: Oklahoma DE/OLB target Nik Bonitto will announce his decision during today’s Under Armour All-America Game, which will begin on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. CT.
- Yesterday, Lincoln Riley gave Mike Stoops a public vote of confidence when speaking with the media. I’m taking this with a grain of salt, but I’m not going to be pleased if Mike is back up in the box next year. Neither would RJ Young.
- Athlon ranked OU No. 6 in its Way-Too-Early Top 25. That’s probably pretty fair considering that the defense will be a question mark once again.
- FAU coach and elite-level Twitter troll Lane Kiffin compared Baker Mayfield to a “new age Brett Favre”. I see what you’re doing, Lane — trying to soften up the fan base before the before the 2018 opener. Not gonna work, Lane! (I’m actually quite excited to see what kinds of jabs he takes at OU between now and September. It’s going to be a fun offseason)
- Remember Arjei Henderson? Well, the elite 2019 receiver prospect recently told Rivals’ Mike Farrell that he now has OU and Texas as his top two schools. This’ll be a fun battle to watch.
- Have you ever wondered how many times the Pride of Oklahoma plays Boomer Sooner in a season? I haven’t, but now I know.
Around the Sports World
- SB Nation’s Jason Kirk argues that UCF’s “national championship” is just as valid as Oklahoma State’s. Yep, that checks out.
- Speaking of which, Matt Brown created a list of 35 teams that should try to claim national titles for the hell of it.
- Here’s how to cope with an All-SEC natty. How will I cope? By ignoring the damn thing altogether. Words cannot express how little I care about that f***ing game.
- THE BIG TEN’S GYM IS CROWDED TODAY! Or yesterday when this was published. Whatever.
- Terrance Ferguson showed off a bit of his upside at the Staples Center last night. Guy might be goin’ places after all.
Terrance Ferguson turned this game into his own personal slam dunk contest pic.twitter.com/ofnxokxo72— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 4, 2018
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- Mark Zuckerburg is making it his “personal challenge” to fix Facebook in 2018. He can start by creating an option to filter out baby pictures whilst bringing dog pictures to the top of my timeline. Dogs > Kids. It’s simple math, y’all.