Blake Griffin on Oklahoma freshman Trae Young: ‘He’s beyond his years’

Former Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin, one of the best ever to come through the Sooners men’s basketball program, had some high praise for a player who could potentially join him one day in that elite category.

Sooners freshman point guard Trae Young was a 5-star prospect out of Norman North High School. He chose Oklahoma over the likes of Kansas and Oklahoma State, and is expected to be a big contributor to this year’s Oklahoma squad.

Griffin, the former No. 1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Clippers, was asked about Young ahead of his team’s game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Friday.

“He’s been great. He’s had so much experience already just in the high school level and so much exposure,” Griffin said in a video shared by KFOR’s Nate Feken. “I think he’s beyond his years, basketball wise. I think he’s ready for this challenge. It’s awesome to see in-state guys stay in-state and play for the University of Oklahoma.”

Griffin was in a similar situation coming out of Oklahoma Christian Academy. He chose the Sooners over blue-blood offers and helped Oklahoma achieve plenty of success in his two seasons of college basketball.

It’s unclear how long Oklahoma will get Young in a Sooner jersey, but they’ll at least get to enjoy one season of the promising point guard.

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