Trae Young wearing a Oklahoma Sooners uniform

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(Last Updated On: June 19, 2018)

Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Oklahoma Sooners primarily used Trae Young as a three-point shooter or the ball handler in the pick and roll. For instance, Trae would bring the ball up to the three-point line and then a big man would set a screen. Once the pick was set Young would pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action, for instance, if the defender went under the screen, Trae Young would go over it and take the wide-open shot. On the other hand, if the defender went over the screen, Trae would go over it as well and drive towards the basket where he would score or pass the ball to the player next to him or to the perimeter depending on whether he was double teamed or not. Another example of this is when Young would bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes the ball to a teammate nearby. Once this happens, he will take a few steps toward the basket and turn around to run back to the three-point line. After this happens, Young will get the basketball again to restart the process of the pick and roll.

However, there are instances where Trae Young becomes a three-point shooter. For example, Trae would dribble the ball to about half court and pay attention to his defender to determine the next course of action. If the defender gave him a few feet of space, he would pull up to shoot the wide-open three-pointer. On the other hand, if the defender played him tight, he would perform a couple of crossovers to create the space needed to shoot the three-pointer. As a result of this, the NBA team who selects Trae Young in the draft should implement a similar system to the Oklahoma Sooners. This is because Trae has developed a habit of being a three-point shooter or the ball handler in the pick and roll that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA.

 

 

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How Trae Young Can Become A Successful NBA Player
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the NBA team who selects Trae Young in the draft should implement a similar system to the Oklahoma Sooners. This is because he has developed a habit of being a three-point shooter or the ball handler in the pick and roll that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA.
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