Stephen Curry’s advice to Trae Young
Oklahoma product Trae Young has drawn comparisons to Stephen Curry during his rousing freshman season, and now that he’s heading into the pros as one of the first-round prospects of this 2018 NBA Draft, the young point guard revealed he’s gotten some advice from the very one that came before him.
“He’s given me a lot of advice,” said Young of Curry, according to Alex Squadron of SLAM Magazine. “Just to enjoy this process, but to focus. I’m a professional now. I’m not an amateur anymore. And just to have fun and do something great when I get [to the NBA]. Don’t just be happy that I’ve made it. Be special. Be different.”
The two slim-framed point guards have been compared because of their physical similarities, their unreal shooting range, and ability to get buckets on the regular.
Young led the nation in scoring and assists during his only year at Oklahoma, posting 27.4 points and 8.7 dimes per game, despite a quick exit from the NCAA Tournament.
Both unprecedented in talent and revolutionary to the college game, Young can learn a thing or two from Curry, who made himself from a shooter like his father Dell, to one of the best all-around snipers in league history.
Young possesses the potential to be great, but he’ll have to harness it through work ethic and persistence throughout his NBA career, like many greats had to do at some point.