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Oklahoma scored an upset in landing Trae Young

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Trae Young will be a Sooner.

Head coach Lon Kruger scored a huge recruiting win as the Oklahoma Sooners program landed prized prospect Trae Young.

Young, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard from Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma, opted to stay at home and pass on scholarship offers from programs such as Kansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State.

“This is home,” Young said during a ceremony before a packed auditorium at Norman North High School. “This has always been home for me.”

More of a scoring guard than a pure point guard, Young is averaging 43.1 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds a game for Norman North.

Young believes that the team’s struggles this season are temporary and that it’s a team with a considerable amount of talent.

“This team has been having a lot of struggling moments,” Young said. “But they’ve shown lots of good signs, too. They’re very young. Kam McGusty, Kristian Doolittle, two of the top freshmen in the country. … I can’t wait to play with those guys.”

Young is also excited about playing for Coach Kruger and believes that Kruger’s system is a good fit for him.

“His playing style really fits well,” Young said. “He lets his guards play the way I want to play. He’s going to give me a lot of freedom, but also teach me the game and expand my knowledge of the game.”

Young ranks as the #15 player in the 2017 class by ESPN, #18 by 247 Sports, #14 by Rivals, and #21 by Scout.


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