Oklahoma Sooners' Standout Trae Young Declares Himself Ready for NBA Draft

Oklahoma Sooners' Standout Trae Young Declares Himself Ready for NBA Draft

Trae Young is going pro.

Young made his announcement in a journal-type story told to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and released by ESPN Tuesday morning. In addition, Young is also expected to begin his training with a professional in California. Trae and his family, including his father Ray, a former college basketball star, will begin meeting with agents before deciding on which one best suits the young athlete's needs.

Freshman guard Trae Young will leave the University of Oklahoma and enter the National Basketball Association draft in June, he told ESPN on Tuesday. The freshman scored 826 of his points in the regular season, becoming just the second player from a major conference to reach 800 points during the regular season in the Big 12 era. By dishing out 22 assists against Northwestern State on December 19, he tied the NCAA record for most assists in a game (assists became official in 1983-84) while breaking both Oklahoma and Big 12 records (both were 18 assists). However, with the highly publicized freshmen gaining popularity, teams soon began blistering defensive schemes against him, which caused his scoring to plateau. Despite ending the season without a solid NCAA Tournament run and losing nine of the last 11, he helped the Sooners to big wins against USC, Wichita State and Kansas and made history during his rookie season.

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For many one-and-done prospects, NBA Draft declarations feel nearly unnecessary, as virtually the entire basketball world flatly assumes that projected top-10 picks will declare.

Young's 27.4 points per game mark the highest scoring average ever recorded by an Oklahoma or Big 12 player. Some teams who could end up with Young on their roster include, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis, Cleveland, Orlando, New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

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