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Monday / April 23.
  • Even Russell Westbrook is impressed with Trae Young

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    Russell Westbrook plays in the same state as Trae Young, and the reigning NBA MVP can’t help but be impressed with the Sooners freshman.

    The 6-foot-2 Young leads the nation in scoring (28.5 ppg) and assists (10.2 apg) and is coming off a Division 1-record 22-assist game on Tuesday against Northwestern State.

    “He’s doing an amazing job, man,” Westbrook told Oklahoma City Thunder writers of Young. “He’s putting work in and putting himself in a great position to lead a team, and he’s leading the country in scoring and assists. It’s amazing to see him doing such great things.”

    Even the Pardon the Interruption guys are impressed with Young, comparing him to Pete Maravich and Mo Cheeks on Wednesday. Young has also drawn comparisons to Steph Curry.

    Young was projected as the No. 17 pick on the latest ESPN mock draft, but figures to climb the way he’s playing.

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.