March 24, 2017

Trae Young picks Oklahoma Sooners

17 February 2017, 12:32 | Carolyn Briggs

Norman North's Trae Young is presented with his McDonald's All America jersey by Michael Hom on Monday

Norman North's Trae Young is presented with his McDonald's All America jersey by Michael Hom on Monday

Young is a five-star recruit, and is averaging more then 43 points per game this season for Norman North High School. He's passionate for the game, he loves the game, and I can't wait to get to work with him. Recently, the McDonald's All-American narrowed his choices to three schools: Oklahoma, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

"I've always been a victor".

"In the end, I came to a place of peace, and everything came together for me, and that place of peace for me in the fall of 2017 will be at the University of Oklahoma", Young said while placing a crimson OU hat on his head.

While those two schools have been vastly different in terms of on-court success and producing National Basketball Association talent, the Sooners were always viewed as a legitimate threat simply because Young was strongly interested in staying home and playing in front of friend and family for his likely-brief college career. I've built relationships with a lot of coaches throughout the years. This recruiting process has been very long and very tough.

His father Ray played at Texas Tech.

Young pledged his commitment to the Sooners on Thursday from his high school, Norman North. With Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle being two of the top freshman in the country this year, they have been outstanding.

"I think I would be the flawless fit with those guys", Young said.

"This team has been having a lot of struggling moments", Young said.

Ultimately, Young went with the Sooners. He likes the playing style of Oklahoma and says Kruger, "lets his guards play the way I want to play".

Young said OU is the "natural fit". Even with all that, this decision was mostly about family.

Five-star point guard Trae Young is staying home for college. "He helps their players and puts his players in the best position for them to succeed and I know he will do the same thing with me".

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