Trae Young Confirms He's Leaving Oklahoma To Enter NBA Draft

Trae Young Confirms He's Leaving Oklahoma To Enter NBA Draft

When I was younger, my father and I would make the 30-minute drive from Norman to Oklahoma City and wait outside the steel doors of Chesapeake Energy Arena, clutching our Thunder season tickets and the thrill of studying superstars' secrets. Trae Young is bound for June's NBA Draft, as ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

In ESPN's latest mock draft, analyst Jonathan Givony projects Young will be selected with the No. 8 overall pick.

"I know there will be doubts again as I prepare for the draft", he wrote. Given the nature of Young's explosive freshman season in Norman, this comes as anything but a surprise and the talented lead guard led the country (yes, the country) in both scoring (27.4 points) and assists (8.8) per game in 2017-2018. I don't pretend to be ready to play in the National Basketball Association today, but I am determined to do what I've always done: "invest in the work to prepare for the league and the incredible challenges it presents", he said. He scored 31 of his 44 points in the second half to help the Sooners top Baylor 98-96.

During Young's senior year of HS, he averaged 42.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while also shooting at a 48.9% clip.

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Young can be proud of the season he had individually and the fact he led his team to the Big Dance, but he will always regret not being able to add to his school's trophy case.

The Sooner Superman, as he came to be called, said he trusted head coach Kruger from the beginning. But some had wondered whether a rough ending to the season - OU lost 12 of its last 16 games, including a first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament to Rhode Island last week - might change his mind about leaving for the National Basketball Association.

Boyle, 54, spent seven seasons at Virginia, compiling a 129-98 record, including 19-14 this year.

Texas freshman forward Mohamed Bamba is leaving school for the National Basketball Association. Bamba set a single-season school record with 111 blocked shots.

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