Quickly rising to the top of the 2017 Recruiting Class, Trae Young remains one of the few undecided prospects. That was, of course, until today. Setting an announcement date for Thursday, February 16th at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma, the 6’2 point guard has officially decided to lend his talents to the University of Oklahoma.
For quite some time now, experts have gone back and forth between two schools — Kansas and Oklahoma. With Kansas losing Frank Mason III to eligibility and Oklahoma losing Jordan Woodard to injury, a spot has been open for a new recruit. Receiving offers from all over the country, Young picked the Oklahoma Sooners over the likes of Kentucky, Kansas, Virginia, Arizona, and Duke amongst others. Yet, the No. 15 recruit in the ESPN 100 won’t be able to sign a letter of intent until April 12th.
With the ability to score from nearly anywhere on the floor, Young fits the mold trickling down from the NBA level. On the ball point guards who can create for themselves and score the rock have a new found appreciation. The premium on these types of players continues to rise and is clearly what college coaches are currently attracted to — at least from the PG position.