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Trae Young Awareness Thread
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »

Offline GreenShooter

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I think it's time people take notice of this kid.
He's a score first point guard at Oklahoma yet keeps his teammates involved. He's putting up video game numbers.
29 ppg, 4 rbg, almost 9 ast/pg and 2.2 steals. He's shooting 42% from 3.
He dropped 43 on Oregon.
Not a bad start to a freshman campaign.

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 10:44:31 AM »

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Not as athletic the other guys in the lottery, but he does have a Curry-esque game.  Similar build and athleticism.  Not many with that game ever develop, but he's off to a good start.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 01:59:54 PM »

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Pretty out of control most of the time.

Some amazing flashes in the vid below v. Oregon, and a VERY Curry-like release on his jumpshot. Clearly an NBA talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhEZSA7zMNk
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 06:42:56 PM »

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Did not expect him to be this good. Literally carrying the team.

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 07:01:19 PM »

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young was pretty unstoppable today against #3 WSU.  he def seems to be a 1 and done player.
crazy 3 point shooting today.

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 08:28:38 AM »

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This kid is moving up draft boards. The highest I've seen so far is no. 6 on tankathon. He shoots it from anywhere on the floor, averaging 28.8 ppg but also 8.9 apg. Half of his shots are from 3 point land. I think he wants to be the next Steph Curry. Good luck, kid. The only real negative is he turns the ball over about 4 times per game. I don't think he'll be a true point guard. Not that we need him but he's an interesting player to follow.

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 12:28:05 PM »

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Jimmer Fredette was also a good scorer literally carrying his team in the NCAA. Let's see how this turns out.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 01:09:38 PM »

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Pretty out of control most of the time.

Some amazing flashes in the vid below v. Oregon, and a VERY Curry-like release on his jumpshot. Clearly an NBA talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhEZSA7zMNk
I know nothing about the kid beyond this highlight package and what I just read on nbadraft.net. My first impression is he looks like a raw combination of Curry and Iverson. If he/a good coach can refine that kind of game he could really be something.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 01:23:52 PM »

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This kid is as close to Kyrie Irving as I've seen. He's not Curry or Iverson or anyone else.

He is a good-not-great athlete, but he doesn't necessarily rely heavily on his athleticism anyway. He shows potential to finish with both hands. He can shoot a variety of step-backs, floaters, and pull-ups. He has a herky-jerky driving style, without Kyrie's handles, but with the crafty feel for the balance of the defender.

The kid is legit. In a guard-weak draft, he is probably the first guard taken. Depending on how he finishes the season against top competition, he may even be in the conversation for a top 3 pick, depending on what teams end up in the top 3 and their roster needs.

If Doncic and Bagley are off the board, I'd be alright with Young. I don't think Porter will declare this year and I'm not a fan of Ayton.

He's like a mix between Kyrie and De'Angelo Russell.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 01:59:07 PM by DefenseWinsChamps »

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »

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Jimmer Fredette was also a good scorer literally carrying his team in the NCAA. Let's see how this turns out.
Jimmer Fridette could really shoot but that was about it. I wouldn't say he was a scorer as he wasn't really good at creating his own shot. He was a one trick pony and couldn't get his shot off in the bigs. I don't think their games are similar. Plus, this kid is a freshman dropping 29 ppg. ALL of Young's stats are better now (though I can't see how he can sustain them through the whole season, especially in the Big 12) as a freshman than Fridette had as a senior.

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 01:54:48 PM »

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I dream the day that we get the 3rd pick choose a player like donsic... and Danny trades him to suns for no.6 no11 and a future pic.. Danny picks Otto porter (Tatum n
2) and trae who becomes the next curry... then I woke ... but with Danny everything is possible

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 11:34:16 AM »

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Trae Young was slacking his last game. I knew he couldn't sustain the 28.8 ppg.

He only dropped 26 on N'Western State on 9-16 shooting but had 22, that's right, 22 assists.

He is now up to #5 on the NBADraft.net website mock draft.

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 12:52:20 PM »

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Trae Young was slacking his last game. I knew he couldn't sustain the 28.8 ppg.

He only dropped 26 on N'Western State on 9-16 shooting but had 22, that's right, 22 assists.

He is now up to #5 on the NBADraft.net website mock draft.

For those not aware, that’s a Division I record.  Northwestern State is far from the best opponent ever, but posting a record number of assists is impressive no matter the opponent.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 01:27:51 PM »

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Trae Young was slacking his last game. I knew he couldn't sustain the 28.8 ppg.

He only dropped 26 on N'Western State on 9-16 shooting but had 22, that's right, 22 assists.

He is now up to #5 on the NBADraft.net website mock draft.

For those not aware, that’s a Division I record.  Northwestern State is far from the best opponent ever, but posting a record number of assists is impressive no matter the opponent.
Thanks for pointing that out.
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The Trae Young thread
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 02:48:26 AM »

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 I'm now secretly hoping for Trae Young. Currently the only player in NCAA history to lead the league in points per game 30 and assists per game 10.7 the only people in the company of Trae Young and the last 20 years are Kevin Durant Michael Beasley and Carmelo Anthony.

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