Five-star PG Trae Young commits to Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. — One of the top high school basketball prospects in the country is staying home.
Five-star point guard Trae Young, also the No. 15 overall recruit in the nation, announced Thursday his commitment to Oklahoma.
The Norman, Oklahoma, native picked the Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma State. He considered Kentucky as well.
“This is home,” Young said during a ceremony before a packed auditorium at Norman North High School. “This has always been home for me.”
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound lefty is averaging 43.1 points, five assists and five rebounds a game. His commitment figures to be a game-changer for an Oklahoma basketball program that has struggled in the wake of losing Buddy Hield, last year’s Wooden Award winner. Hield propelled the Sooners to the Final Four last season before the New Orleans Pelicans selected him with the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft.
This season, without Hield, the Sooners are…