We’re just sixteen games and ten weeks into the basketball season and Trae Young has collected a sixth Big 12 Player of the Week. The number ties a single season record set by former Oklahoma Sooner, Blake Griffin, during the 2008-2009 campaign.
Over the past two games, the opposition threw numerous defenders in the true freshman’s general direction. Appearing to be unstoppable, Young poured in an average of 35 points, eight assists, and over six rebounds. The effort secured wins over two ranked opponents while helping the Sooners jump into the top five of the most recent rankings.
Moving forward, Young will look to chase down Blake Griffin’s career conference record of eight Player of the Week honors. As a front runner for the National Player of the Year Award, Young’s stock continues to rise. However, there are a few goals — a conference championship and potentially a national championship — before the freshman must make a decision on the NBA Draft.