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Norman prep PG Trae Young announces he'll play for Oklahoma

Norman prep PG Trae Young announces he'll play for Oklahomaā€¯

Young's commitment to become a Sooner in the fall of 2017 can be likened in magnitude to the recruiting decisions made in year's past by a pair of other highly-touted prospects from the Sooner State: Blake Griffin, from Oklahoma City, and the late, great Wayman Tisdale, from Tulsa.

He thanked all the coaches who recruited him during this process, including Brad Underwood and Bill Self. He's passionate for the game, he loves the game, and I can't wait to get to work with him.

Young is rated as the best player in Oklahoma and the third-best point guard in the country, according to 247Sports.

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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. He received 25 offers from powers like Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, Baylor and Florida. "I felt like I could do everything I want to do at a blueblood right here at home". I love his energy and his passion for the game.

Young's commitment to Oklahoma leaves Trevon Duval as the only uncommitted, nationally ranked point guard in the 2017 class.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound lefty is averaging 43.1 points, five assists and five rebounds a game. "I really like the young guys they have too". In that time period, Young and Kruger built a strong relationship.

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"My whole family is excited", Young said.

Young will immediately bring an elite scoring threat to an OU team that now ranks eighth in the Big 12 in three-point percentage, ninth in scoring, and dead last in field goal percentage.

"That's one thing I'm going to cherish, because they're going to be able to spend every moment with me", Young said.

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