Creating audition tapes for the NBA, freshmen on the collegiate circuit vie for the spotlight. Rising to the occasion, a few separate themselves from the rest. This year, numerous freshmen found themselves consistently elevating the level of play. Behind the effort on the court and the overall production, three freshmen earned Unanimous All-American status. One of those just so happens to be the Oklahoma Sooners’ Trae Young.
Throughout the duration of the season, Young paced the country in points per game as well as assists per game. Averaging 27.4 points and 8.7 assists, the occasion marks the first time in NCAA history one player has lead the nation in both statistical categories. Knowing the skills and potential for a player like Young, ESPN currently predicts the guard as a top ten pick in the upcoming Draft.
Joining Young as a Unanimous All-American, freshman DeAndre Ayton has also declared for the 2018 Draft. The final of the three freshman on the list, Marvin Bagley, has yet to make an official statement on the matter. Most expect that his career is over at Duke. But, it must come from Bagley himself.