Five-star guard Trae Young snubs KU basketball, commits to Oklahoma

Norman North's Trae Young is presented with his McDonald's All America jersey by Michael Hom on Monday

Well, it looks like they made the right call after Young announced he's going to Oklahoma on Thursday. when asked why they were the pick, Young simply said, "It's home", which is something that can make any program ascend over a blue blood like Kentucky.

The Cowboys had a shot at Young, but they came up short in the end.

Young made the announcement at a news conference at Norman North High School, where he has starred for the Timberwolves for four seasons.

He thanked all the coaches who recruited him during this process, including Brad Underwood and Bill Self. I knew I'd have a lot of my shoulders and there would be a lot of pressure to perform, but that was attractive to me.

Young said he considers Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle two of the top freshmen in the nation.

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"It's insane because I was the first point guard to be offered by all these schools, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas", Young said.

"I've always been a victor". He's passionate for the game.

Young is ranked the No. 21 player in the 2017 class and No. 3 point guard.

That's why Kentucky essentially chose to pass on Young and take a commitment from Quade Green in the early signing period, avoiding the potential to miss on both Green and Young in this class and be left without a point guard.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound McDonald's All-American poured in career-high 65 points last Friday night - 40 in the first half - to pass the 2,500-point mark for his high school career. Young said staying home with his family was a factor in the decision. Compounding the slide, senior point guard Jordan Woodward suffered a season-ending knee injury over the weekend. "Not necessarily be a Buddy Hield or a Blake Griffin but be a Trae Young and be a leader and help these guys and they would also help me with their experience in the Big 12 and the college game".

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