Trae Young continues to make his mark on Oklahoma.
The former Oklahoma star posted unprecedented statistics for a freshman. And his efforts were further rewarded.
Young was named the USBWA National Freshman of the Year — also known as the Wayman Tisdale Award.
The late Tisdale’s wife, Regina Tisdale, presented Young with the award in St. Louis on Monday.
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Wayman Tisdale, who died in 2009, was a three-time All-America first-team selection and three-time Big Eight Player of the Year recipient. He played at Oklahoma from 1982-1985 before he was selected second overall in the 1985 NBA Draft.
His No. 23 jersey is honored at Lloyd Noble Center.
Young is the first Sooner to win the award since its inception in 1989. He also was named a consensus first-team All-American.
Young had myriad offers from across the country. He could’ve went to Kansas or Kentucky, but the Norman native chose to stay home.
Tisdale, a Tulsa native, also stayed instate and found a home with the Sooners.
Young couldn’t take Oklahoma as far as Tisdale did, but he led the nation in scoring and assists in his first and only season of college basketball.
Young carried Oklahoma to the NCAA Tournament, where the Sooners exited in the first round. The Oklahoma standout declared for the 2018 NBA Draft shortly after.