Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young was named to a pair of midseason watch lists on Monday. Young was selected to the John R. Wooden Award’s Late Season Top 20 and is one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.
A 6-2 guard from Norman, Young leads the nation in scoring (29.8 points per game) and assists (9.7) while shooting .445 from the field and .393 from behind the 3-point line. No player in recorded NCAA history has finished a season leading the country in both points and assists.
In 22 games, Young has put together 11 double-doubles, 19 20-plus-point games, eight 30-plus-point games and four 40-plus-point games. By dishing out 22 assists against Northwestern State on Dec. 19, he tied the NCAA record for most assists in a game (assists became official in 1983-84) while breaking both Oklahoma and Big 12 records (both were 18 assists).
Young already owns the Oklahoma program record for total assists (214), 3-pointers (92) and made foul shots (173) in a freshman season. Young is sitting in second in freshman points by a Sooner (655), trailing only OU great Wayman Tisdale (810).Release via OU *** Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook