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Bill Simmons Says Trae Young Is Best Freshman Guard He's Ever Seen

Bill Simmons on stage in New York City.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Sports writer Bill Simmons speaks at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at DGA Theater on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker)

Trae Young is not even halfway through his first (and likely only) collegiate season, but the Oklahoma guard has had some legendary performances.

Trae Young is among college basketball's leaders in points and assists per game, with 28.7 and 10.4 on average, respectively.

Earlier this year, he tied an NCAA record with 22 assists in a single game. Tonight, he had 39 points and 14 assists, including huge game-winning free throws with under eight seconds left, to lead Oklahoma past undefeated No. 10 TCU on the road.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is more of an NBA guy than a college basketball expert, but he is enamored with Young, to the point that he says he's the best freshman guard that he's ever seen.

The list that Young is ahead of in Simmons's eyes feature some of the greatest players to ever hit the hardwood.

You can obviously argue whether Young deserves to be ahead of someone like Magic Johnson after just 12 collegiate games, but you can't argue with what he's done thus far in his career. Oklahoma has taken college hoops by storm, and Young draws Steph Curry comparisons every time he steps on the floor.