When asked about the status of star point guard Trae Young's injured ankle, Atlanta Hawks head coach Llyod Pierce diverted the question to the Oklahoma Sooners football team. The Sooners were demolished 63-28 in the Peach Bowl played in Atlanta and were subsequently eliminated from the College Football Playoff.

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Young lit the college basketball world on fire in 2018 leading the Sooners to the NCAA tournament and earning first-team All-American honors. Young's spectacular play is why he was selected with the No. 5 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.

Since entering the league, the 6-foot-2 point guard has become one of the NBA's brightest young stars. The former Sooner suffered an ankle injury during the Hawks' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. Young announced after the game that he would not be traveling with the team for their next game in Chicago but will instead stay in Atlanta to receive treatment for his injury.

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