The Sooners basketball team has had it share of ups and mostly downs this season. They are talented, yet continue to make mistakes, especially in crunch time. Turnovers, fouls, failure to execute simple plays, and the like seem to be the story that has defined the Sooners this season.
Some of that is to be expected. Not many teams can have a successful season after losing Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins, and Ryan Spangler. However I think all Sooner fans expected a better product on the floor this season.
A better product will easily emerge is the Sooners were to find themselves the beneficiaries of landing one of the most talented recruits in the nation in Trae Young. While Young isn’t huge (6-2/170) he is a major scoring threat, who can simply shoot the lights out.
Young’s recruitment is winding down and he announced several hours ago on twitter when he would be announcing his college choice. Here is the tweet.
It's been a long process, but now it's time…🙏🏽💯 pic.twitter.com/7KCZKtC7Q3
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) February 3, 2017
While teams like Oklahoma State, Kentucky, and Texas Tech have been rumored to be in the running for Trae, this appears by all accounts to be a two-team race, Kansas and Oklahoma. Oklahoma has the location as Young is from Norman, and he would fit in seamlessly as Jordan Woodard graduates. Young could grow with Doolittle and McGusty to form a deadly trio that could lead the Sooners back to the top of the college basketball world. Kansas has the tradition, and a major hole at point guard as Frank Mason is a senior.
So the major question is which school will Young choose. My prediction currently is Oklahoma, but I don’t feel super confident at this point.