The Oklahoma Sooners have experienced highs and lows throughout the duration of the season. While much of the focus remains on star freshman point guard, Trae Young, the reality is that this is a team sport. Despite a rough second half, the youngster continued to impress behind unprecedented numbers. Leading the nation in both points per game and assists, award have started to flow in the general direction of Young.
After claiming the Big 12 Conference’s title of Freshman of the Year, the guard has now received a national honor. Becoming the first player in history to lead the nation in points per game and assists at the conclusion of the regular season has not gone unnoticed. On Wednesday, Young was named the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year. Now, over the past two seasons, the award has been handed to a point guard.
Etching his name alongside four other players from the Big 12 since the inception of the award, the celebration may need to wait for Young who has his eyes set on making the NCAA Tournament. Until then, congrats to this budding NBA talent.