BREAKING: Oklahoma Star Freshman Trae Young Will Declare For The 2018 NBA Draft

The Oklahoma Sooners star freshman guard Trae Young is leaving school after one season to enter the 2018 NBA Draft. Young made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter, "I will enter the June NBA Draft," said Young.

Young explains his decision to declare for the NBA draft in an essay with ESPN.

"After an unforgettable year at the University of Oklahoma," Young wrote, "I will enter the June NBA Draft and fully immerse myself in the pursuit of a pro basketball career."

Young is heading to Los Angeles to begin training in the next day or two. 

Yong had an unforgettable freshman year becoming the first player in Division I history to lead the country in both assists and points. The 19-year-old is 6-foot-2 and weighs only 180 pounds, which is small for a guard entering the NBA. His ability to shoot and create opportunities for his teammates is why he averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists in 35.4 minutes per game while leading Oklahoma to the big dance.

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