Trae Young convinced there is no one like him in 2018 draft
Oklahoma Sooners sensation Trae Young is convinced he’s an unmatched talent in this year’s NBA Draft after having one of his best workouts to date for the Chicago Bulls.
“They’re going to get somebody different,” Trae Young said after finishing his workout in Chicago, according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, saying there’s no one else like him in the draft.
Young has the most electrifying talent to watch during this college basketball season, leading Division I in scoring with 27.4 points per game and assists with an 8.7 average.
A flashy, unpredictable passer with a knack for knocking down long-range jumpers, some of his best attributes have actually played against him, as some scouts considered him turnover prone and “reckless” at times in his decision-making, wondering how a player like that could fare in the NBA, where bodies are larger, faster, stronger, and much wiser.
Asked on how he felt working out for the Bulls, Young made a quick history reference, giving a nod to the franchise’s iconic player — Michael Jordan.
“The GOAT was on that court playing,” said Young after shooting free throws with head coach Fred Hoiberg.
Young seems determined to impress, claiming he will “change the narrative” on how his defense is viewed after his lone season of college basketball.
The 6-foot-2 guard has put on some decent weight, over 10 pounds since working out for teams in the NBA Draft Combine — hoping it’ll help his stock as this draft nears in a mere seven days.