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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: A breakout performance for Trae Young, a year of Kyler Murray, and more!

Also, a film profiling Oklahoma commit Theo Wease is coming out tomorrow.

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What’s up, friends and fans? It’s 7/11! More on that below, but first, after a few games of adjusting to the level of competition, Trae Young had his best outing thus far in Summer League play against the Chicago Bulls. Young went 7-13 from deep, and you can see each one of those three-balls right here. Make sure you watch the last one, because I’m pretty sure my dude’s heels were on the logo!

Sure, some may say “it’s only summer league”, but it’s a start to what was expected to be a long process. Young’s range is undeniable, and that was on full display against the Bulls. It’s always been about how the rest of his game translates and develops over the course of his career in the association. I think Young will be just fine, he just needs a little time and even less space.

Now onto Hot Links! FloFootball is releasing a film on Theo Wease Jr., a track & field star is transferring, firefighters in Croatia are tired of missing the World Cup for emergencies and more!

OU Links

  • Westgate Casino in Las Vegas has released the odds for college football teams winning each conference, and as expected, Oklahoma is the current favorite to win the Big 12 for the fourth season in a row.
  • Oklahoma’s football media guide has been printed out! OU’s communications office is as good as any in the country, and that manifests itself this time of year. I’m sure this year’s guide will be as impressive as ever.
  • FloFootball is releasing a film on five-star receiver commit Theo Wease Jr. tomorrow, and here’s a little preview of what that film will include. Besides being an elite talent on the field, Wease is a great kid with a level head on his shoulders.
  • Four-star tight end commit Austin Stogner became the first verbal commitment for the class of 2019 last summer, and the reason he chose the Oklahoma Sooners over every other program was because of the coaching staff’s unique pitch to him.
  • Jase McClellan is Oklahoma’s five-star running back commit for the class of 2020, and he had a chance to get a sneak preview of what it could be like to play with some of the guys from the 2019 class at The Opening Finals. McClellan wants one thing to be known: he’s all in for Oklahoma.
  • After being granted a third year of eligibility with the Sooners, Baker Mayfield gave the Oklahoma program a strong stretch of QB play. Presumed 2018 starter Kyler Murray won’t be around beyond the 2018 season, and that’s okay.
  • High jumper Vernon Turner has announced he is transferring from Oklahoma. In Turner’s single season in Norman, he was a First-Team All-American in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
  • The football team had its big Jordan Brand reveal earlier this week, but don’t forget about hoops! The potential for uniform/equipment change on the basketball front is intriguing, and it now appears that Russell Westbrook’s shoe is involved. #WhyNot?

Around the Sports World

  • In a press conference held in Las Vegas, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that he wants to move the start of the NBA free agency period from midnight on July 1st to a more reasonable time, and also he wants the minimum eligibility age for the NBA to be dropped from 19 to 18 years old.
  • LeBron James teased L.A. fans on Twitter about showing up to a pizza party, but he never showed up. Instead, he was chilling in an inflatable donut in a pool, but social media caught him in the act.
  • South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp trolled Nick Saban on Twitter because when Saban took some of his players out on the lake last month, his boat ran out of gas. Muschamp’s boat didn’t, and he let us know with a clever hashtag.
  • The Cincinnati Reds came back for a thrilling 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. When Indians manager Terry Francona called the bullpen to bring in Oliver Perez, Dan Otero came in instead. Chalk this loss up to a bad case of miscommunication.
  • Firefighters in Croatia have urged civilians to be extra careful during the World Cup semifinals, because last time some of them had to miss the most crucial part of the game to respond to a call. Don’t take the fans away from their TVs, people!
  • The Royal Air Force has England’s back. How cool is this?

Stick to Sports!

  • Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan star in the upcoming Netflix original film Extinction, directed by Ben Young. From the YouTube description page: “A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Now, fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.” Extinction premiers on July 27th, exclusively on Netflix.
  • Today is July 11th, aka 7/11. If you’re of the frugal and/or opportunistic ilk, head to your nearest 7-Eleven convenience store today from 11AM to 7PM for a free small Slurpee. It’s hot as all hell outside, so I’m sure it’ll taste that much better.

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