Trae Young became one of the most highly touted basketball recruits to side with the Oklahoma Sooners in recent memory and thus far, he certainly hasn’t disappointed.
Although he’s only played two official collegiate games, Young has been nothing short of remarkable throughout the 26 minutes per game he spends on the court. In fact, in a Big 12 conference that features star freshmen names such as Texas power forward Mohamed Bamba and Kansas power forward Billy Preston, there’s a convincing case to be made that Young has been the most impressive freshman in the conference throughout the earliest stages of the season.
ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg even took it a step further, mentioning the Sooners star in the making as the most impressive freshman in college basketball to date.
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The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Young arrived in Norman, Okla., as a 5-star recruit and a McDonald’s All-American. He’s performed well up to that standard to begin his collegiate career.
Through two games, the freshman is averaging 18.5 point per game and more notably, he’s getting his teammates involved to the tune of 11.5 assists per game, which leads the nation. Of course, the sample size is small, but it’s clear that Young’s presence has injected like into the Oklahoma offense, which currently ranks No. 2 in the nation with 108 points per game and is tied for No. 3 with 23 assists per game.
Oklahoma and its potent, Young-led offense will be back in action on Thanksgiving Day against Arkansas. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.