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Trae Young plans to enter NBA draft

Oklahoma Sooners point guard Trae Young plans to enter the NBA draft after having one amazing season with the Sooners.

Young leads the nation in points per game with 27.4 and assists per game with 8.7, according to USA Today.

In Young’s first and only season with the Sooners as a freshman, he set his mark for points (876), assists (279), three points (118), and made free throws (236). He also tied the NCAA’s single assist record with 22 in a game against Northwestern State on Dec.19, 2017.

Young is projected to be a “lottery pick” in the June NBA draft. USA Today predicts he will go No. 7 overall and play for the Dallas Mavericks.

According to ESPN, the Sooners are in fifth place in points per game with 84.9, 32nd place in rebounds per game with 38.8, 86th place in assists per game with 15.0, and 337th place in points allowed with 81.7.

"We're extremely pleased for Trae. He had the type of season that deserves this attention and put him in the position that he's in now. We're very excited for him going forward and the next chapter in his basketball career. We expect it to all work out for him in a fantastic way," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger told USA Today.