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Oklahoma’s Basketball Practices Have Proven One Thing: Trae Young Can Shoot

Norman North's Trae Young has narrowed his choices to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas. (PHOTO: Bob Przybylo, SoonersIllustrated.com)
Oklahoma’s Basketball Practices Have Proven One Thing: Trae Young Can Shoot

Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Basketball team are a week and a half through their preseason practices. The open practices have shown a multitude of things including tempo, defensive intensity, and finishing in everything they do. A couple things stick out like Christian James’ improvement and Brady Manek adjusting quicker than imagined, but one thing has been proven: Trae Young can absolutely shoot.

One would think he would be able to shoot from averaging 42.6 points per game and being a blue-chip prospect. There were scouts comparing his range and shooting ability to a younger Stephen Curry. However, some thought he might have trouble adjusting to the speed of the game. Young has had none of that in multiple practices throughout the summer and so far this fall. Here is video proof of the former five-star at practice on Monday:

It is difficult for a freshman to stick out on a team full of guys with experience. With Trae Young, he invited the challenge. The shots he made in high school and in those videos are not easy to make. The confidence one would need to even attempt shots like those is usually groomed over time in a college coach’s system. For Young, he proved he was ready for that freedom early in the summer.


Oklahoma hosts open basketball practices all season. Make sure to check @OU_MBball on Twitter for the times. 

 

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