Five-star basketball recruit Trae Young commits to hometown Oklahoma

"He's passionate for the game, he loves the game and I can't wait to continue to work with him". He picked the Sooners over Oklahoma State and Kansas. "It's always been home to me. I really like the young guys they have too".

One thing I do wonder: Did Young pick OU in part because of uncertainty with about Kansas junior point guard Devonte' Graham's future?

"Coach Kruger, I love his excitement", Young said. This recruiting process has been very long and very tough.

This represents a huge recruiting victory for Lon Kruger and the Sooners, who are now one of the youngest teams in the country, led by mostly freshmen and sophomores, and are suffering through a disappointing 9-16 season after reaching the Final Four less than 10 months ago.

Young brings a blend of scoring and facilitating to the table and he thinks he's a good fit alongside their talented freshman Kristian Doolittle and Kameron McGusty.

"Last year, the run they made and I like the way coach Kruger lets his players play", he 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. "They're going to be able to spend every moment with me".

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

The Timberwolves are 17-3 and Young, a point guard who is ranked No. 14 overall in the ESPN 100, is averaging 43 points, five assists and five rebounds a game.

Young will join two other 4-star prospects in OU's 2017 class: Brady Manek, another native Oklahoman, from Harrah, and 6-foot, 11-inch Hannes Polla from Finland.

With the addition of Young, the Sooners now have a trio of pledges in their 2017 recruiting class.


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