Oklahoma Sooners freshman point guard Trae Young is quickly becoming a household name. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Young currently leads the NCAA in points per game, 29.4, and assists, 10.6 per game, for the No. 7 Sooners.
He has posted five straight double-doubles, including 27 points and 10 assists in a a 109-89 victory against Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
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Young’s ability to seemingly score at will, as well as his ability to set up his teammates, has some comparing his game to Steph Curry. After Golden State’s 125-122 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night, Curry referred to the kid as “unbelievable.”
“Just the confidence that he plays with,” Curry told reporters on Wednesday night. “I call it the flair, but it seems like he’s always composed and knows what he’s trying to do every time he has the ball in his hands. He shoots a lot deep 3s and has a creativity to his game that’s just so fluid to watch.”
Earlier this week, it was Young who spoke about Curry’s influence on his game and how he would record Warriors game to watch how Steph ran the team.
He told the Wall Street Journal (h/t ESPN),
“He was changing the game,” Young told the Journal, “and the way I played fit perfectly.”
“I feel like it’s you shoot a 3 or you get all the way to the rim,” Young added. “The game has shifted in the direction that I play.”
The Sooners, 12-1, will host on No. 6 West Virginia Saturday night at 7:15 pm ET. You can catch the game on ESPN2.