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Trae Young’s Father Comments On Son’s NBA Decision

Trae Young taking a jump shot in a game for Oklahoma.

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 06: Trae Young #11 of the Oklahoma Sooners pulls up for three against the West Virginia Mountaineers at the WVU Coliseum on January 6, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Trae Young's freshman season is over after one NCAA Tournament game. Most assume that will be the case for his college career as a whole, as well.

Young's Oklahoma Sooners, the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region, fell to No. 7 Rhode Island this afternoon. OU recovered late in the second half to take URI to overtime, but was outscored 14-9 in the extra frame to lose 83-78.

Young, the NCAA leader in scoring and assists, put up some gaudy numbers once again. He scored 28 points and dished out seven assists, but did have six turnovers.

Only one of Young's Sooner teammates—center Jamuni McNeace—scored double-digits. He finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

URI had a much more balanced effort, with four players scoring at least 13 points in the win. The Rams advance to play the winner of Duke vs. Iona.

Trae Young is likely off to the NBA after this loss.

Earlier in the year, the Oklahoma freshman was being touted as the next Steph Curry for his long-range bombs and flashy passes. As teams started focusing more on him, some of that sheen has worn off.

However, Young is still considered a likely lottery pick, and should be one of the first players off the board. Thanks to players like Curry, his skill set is one coveted by NBA franchises.

After the game, his father Rayford spoke to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. He didn't reveal what the family's plans are just yet, but acknowledged that a decision is coming up.

Don't expect much drama with that. Very few seem to think there is any chance that Young will play a second season in Norman.

Young finished the year averaging 27.4 points and 8.8 assists per game, hitting 42-percent of his shots from the field, 36.1-percent from three, and 86.1-percent from the free throw line. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals.