Oklahoma star Trae Young to enter NBA draft; Sooners baseball loses to Wichita State

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Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Trae Young enters draft

Oklahoma point guard Trae Young will forego his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the 2018 NBA Draft. Young announced his decision with an open letter with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Young’s Oklahoma career ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Rhode Island. However, he had a historic year. The freshman became the first player to lead the nation in both points and assists per game, and was named a first-team All-American for the Sooners. His presence will be missed deeply on the roster next season.

Other headlines:

  • Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield moved up to No. 7 in the latest mock draft by The Ringer analyst Danny Kelly. He has Buffalo trading up to pick Mayfield as its quarterback of the future.
  • Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson had a breakout finish to the 2017 season. Now, Anderson told DieHards about how he’s preparing for a bigger role.
  • Former Oklahoma quarterback Chris Robison was suspended indefinitely by FAU for a violation of team rules.  Robison could be the starting quarterback when Florida Atlantic plays at Oklahoma Sept. 1 in the first game of the season.

Baseball slips

Oklahoma baseball lost 2-1 to No. 26 Wichita State on Tuesday night. The Sooners were in a 1-1 deadlock in the eighth inning, but an unearned run on a wild pitch ended up being the difference.

Third baseman Brylie Ware went 3-for-4 and scored the Sooners’ run, but he was the only one making contact. The rest of the roster went a combined 1-for-28 against Wichita State’s platoon of pitchers. Austin Hansen took the loss despite not giving up a hit after the wild pitch.

Other headlines:

  • No. 6 men’s golf dominated to win the 54-hole Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio by 17 strokes over Arkansas State. Brad Dalke won the individual event with a 208, while Grant Hirschman claimed third.
  • Men’s gymnast Yul Moldauer won NCAA and MPSF gymnast of the week for his performance in a win over Illinois. Moldauer won all three events he competed in last weekend: pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars.
  • No. 49 women’s tennis beat Oral Roberts twice on Tuesday in Norman. The Sooners won 4-0 and 5-0 to move to 10-5 overall on the season.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Offensive quality control coach Austin Woods

Cornerback Tre Brown

Point guard Trae Young

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