Trae Young, who took college basketball by storm, is set to have a private workout with the New York Knicks at their practice facility in Westchester County.
ESPN was the first to report the news.
Young, who led college basketball in both points and assists this past season, is an intriguing prospect for many NBA teams. While many question his athleticism and ability to finish at the rim, few players in college basketball history were as prolific as the former Oklahoma guard.
Furthermore, his draft range is as wide as he is a polarizing prospect. Depending on who you talk to, Trae Young can go as early as five in the 2018 NBA Draft, or as late as 10. In turn, especially for teams like the Knicks, it does make it difficult to figure out not only if he will be available when drafting, but if there's a reason to be concerned that he has the chance to slide.
In one season in Norman, the dynamic guard led the nation by averaging 27.4 points per game on 36 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He did have a habit, especially as the Big 12 season got underway, of having a rough go of it against tougher competition.
Basically, Young projects to be a great passer and even maybe as good a shooter from deep as he was in college, but there is a chance he could be a bust. The risk-reward in taking him is something every team in the NBA has to weigh. For the Knicks, they are likely hoping a workout helps to solve the riddle known as Trae Young.