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To the surprise of no one, dynamic Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young has declared for the NBA draft.
Young was America’s college basketball sensation at the start of the season, but he and the Sooners sort of fizzled at the end. Still, Young is considered a lottery pick, and as of now, is a likely top-10 selection after averaging 27.4 points and 8.7 assists.
According to Basketball Insiders founder Steve Kyler, NBA scouts may not be as high on Young as some fans.
Young is 6-foot-2 and has drawn comparisons to Allen Iverson and Steph Curry. Some scouts worry that he may be the next Jimmer Fredette instead.
In other words, much of Young’s draft position is likely to be determined on how his individual workouts go leading up to the June draft. The most recent NBADraft.net mock draft has Young being selected eighth overall by the Chicago Bulls.
He will soon meet with prospective agents to decide on representation.
ESPN first reported the news of Young’s decision to enter the draft.