There are typical rhythms and currents to a basketball game that are present just about anytime 10 people share a court. There’s the natural movements and interplay that makes it easy to identify cause and effect, even before anything even happens.
Then there are games with Trae Young, whose creativity, ESP-level feel for the game and boundless shooting range wholly turns a game on its head. It makes for breathtaking basketball because those conventions that are so well-worn into your psyche simply don’t apply to Young. He operates outside the standard rules of the game.
It makes for breathtaking basketball, but it also has its limitations.
Oklahoma appears to be butting up to those borders.
Nineteenth-ranked West Virginia topped the No. 17 Sooners, 75-73, on Monday night with Young putting up 32 points but with just one assist and six turnovers.
Young is undoubtedly awesome, but the Sooners are swooning, losers of three of their last four and five of their last seven. Their freshman phenom has taken heat in recent weeks for his shot selection – and volume – but there’s more at play than just that, not to mention he’s tempered his 3-point shooting quite a bit. His teammates shot just 41.7 percent overall and were 2 of 6 from 3-point range. Hard to rack up assists when your teammates don’t make Article source: http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/02/06/young-goes-for-32-but-no-19-west-virginia-tops-no-17-oklahoma/
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Article source: http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/02/06/young-goes-for-32-but-no-19-west-virginia-tops-no-17-oklahoma/