Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is heading to the NBA after one season with the Sooners, and just like everything that happens with Young, people had opinions about it.
Young was a divisive figure among fans and media this season. He captured the appreciation of fans of Oklahoma and other programs across the country, and he earned high praise from people in the media. Meanwhile, other fans hated the media’s fascination with the Sooners’ star, and some media members didn’t understand the fuss about him.
So naturally, his decision to go pro was met with both praise and criticism. Some thought it was the smart, obvious decision for him, while others said he would be a bust in the NBA.
I will enter the June NBA Draft!!
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 20, 2018
Here are some of the reactions to Young’s decision from across the spectrum on social media.
It was an absolute joy to try to describe what @TheTraeYoung did on the court this year! I can’t wait to cheer for him now in the NBA. A genuinely delightful young man who is destined for great things. Thanks for the memories kid! #SoonerforLife
— Toby Rowland (@TRowOU) March 20, 2018
A "baseball" draft rule would be unfair to Trae Young and others like him. Let players leave whenever they're ready, from senior year of high school and beyond. He's a lottery pick. Wouldn't have been drafted last year. Stock could fall if he comes back. Now is perfect time.
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 20, 2018
Trae young had to announce that lol??
— Larry Johnson⛹ (@_SlimSlamAlot) March 20, 2018
I would love to see you play another year at OU but I sure can't blame you for getting that Money. Good luck man go out and kill it in the league. #BoomerSooner
— Tony Bowman (@tbowman88) March 20, 2018
— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) March 20, 2018
Trae Young is an interesting case. He’s certainly been mainstream hyped, but is his potential as high as others? Idk but personal opinion, is if he stays in school his draft stock would eventually plummet.
— DeeMoneyy (@derricklive_) March 20, 2018
NBA scouts crush Trae… personally, I love the guy and I think he could be a game changer, but I think teams in the early lottery are going to steer towards the guys they believe in – eventually reward outweighs risk. https://t.co/ZmcaPTGtUF
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) March 20, 2018
If @TheTraeYoung is a top 10 pick in the upcoming draft, it will be a sad day for whatever organization that drafts him
— Jordan Hunt (@JayyyHunt) March 20, 2018
So, Trae Young has decided to enter the NBA draft?? Good luck, bro. I don’t see you having a lot of success in the NBA but I always like to be proved wrong. 🤷♀️
— Danielle Gauthier (@danibanani24) March 20, 2018
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