Trae Young says his focus is to be not just the best player in the 2018 draft, but the best player in the NBA.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- vs 7 URI
- Young: 'I'm the best overall player in this draft'
- McGusty transferring to Miami from Oklahoma
- Sooners land transfer Reynolds from Pacific
- Final 4's Brunson, Graham are Wooden finalists
In a class dominated by big men, it's the 6-foot-2 Oklahoma guard who has emerged as the rookie most likely to land a big sneaker endorsement.
Guard Kameron McGusty is transferring to the University of Miami after two seasons with the men's basketball team at Oklahoma.
Combo guard Miles Reynolds, who averaged 13.3 points and 2.8 points for Pacific last season, is headed to Oklahoma as a grad transfer and will be eligible next season.
Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, Kansas' Devonte' Graham and Oklahoma's Trae Young are the finalists for national player of the year.
Jalen Brunson, Devonte' Graham, Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Trae Young are the five finalists for the Wooden Award
For the first time, three freshman -- Trae Young of Oklahoma, Deandre Ayton of Arizona and Marvin Bagley III of Duke -- headline the AP All-America team.
Oklahoma sophomore guard Kameron McGusty, who started 25 games over the past two seasons, announced Monday that he will be transferring from the Sooners.
Early exits by Arizona and Oklahoma might have opened the door for the likes of Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Kansas' Devonte' Graham and Villanova's Jalen Brunson to win the Wooden Award.
ESPN Stats and Information
Trae Young averaged 27.4 points per game & 8.7 assists per game this season, likely to make him the 1st player to lead D-I in points per game and assists per game in the same season since assists became official in 1983-84.
Trae Young, who averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists as a freshman at Oklahoma, is entering the NBA draft and is projected as a lottery pick.
Oklahoma guard Trae Young always dreamed of making the NCAA tournament, but now he's moving on to his next big goal: the NBA.
With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.
With a once-promising season having taken a sharp turn south, Oklahoma will be in full rebuild mode next year without Trae Young.
After what was surely his last game with the Sooners, it's still hard to fathom how high Young and OU soared and how quickly they came tumbling down.
Malinda Adams ESPN Producer
Trae Young says he has a big decision to make.