Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 7
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 5 by the Dallas Mavericks (rights traded to the Atlanta Hawks)
Solid scorer off the dribble
Gifted shooter from all over the floor
Tremendous free throw generator
Very good free throw shooter
Adept at collecting steals
Smart player that has a very good feel for the game
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can struggle to finish plays in traffic
Can play too wildly on offense
Tendency to force plays unnecessarily
Does not move enough off the ball
His effort on defense can lag at times
Not an elite athlete
Lacks ideal size for the point guard position
Trae Young is a vastly skilled point guard that has been having a very good freshman season, as his offensive skills have bolstered Oklahoma this year. His lack of size or elite athleticism could prevent him from being the top pick, but Young’s tremendous offensive skill set could enable him to be a lock to go in the lottery in 2018.
ESPN’s Article on the PK80 Classic
12/16/17 Oklahoma vs. Wichita State
1/3/18 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
1/6/18 Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
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