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Former Oklahoma Sooner Star, Trae Young, Receives Invitation To 3-Point Contest & Skills Challenge

Rich DeCray


As a once in a generation type talent, Trae Young set the college basketball world on fire. Electing to stay home and play for the Oklahoma Sooners, the guard dazzled fans with an array of skills. Often compared to Steph Curry before entering the NFL Draft, Young proved capable of creating for himself scoring from anywhere on the floor. However, the most impressive single facet remained the range the star possessed. Carrying the notion into the next level, Young earned an invite to participate in the 3-Point Contest hosted during All-Star Weekend.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the guard plans to accept the invitation. During the current sophomore campaign, Young averages 28.9 points per contest alongside 8.4 assists. Shooting 37.5% from three point range, the former Sooner stands ready to challenge for the title. Standing in the way will be several other sharpshooters.

In addition, Young is expected to compete in the Skills Challenge. However, it appears as though the All-Star Weekend will be full of events for the now 21-year old. Counting the fan ballot votes, Young sits atop the remainder of the Eastern Conference guards. Assuming the trend holds, the second year player will be included in the All-Star game itself.

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