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Sport Trae Young says he’s ‘just getting started’ after freshman season ends with Oklahoma loss

04:20  16 march  2018
04:20  16 march  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Trae Young's freshman season with Oklahoma - that was unbelievable at times - ended on Thursday with an 83-78 overtime loss to Rhode Island in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He finished the game with 28 points and seven assists.

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Young went viral throughout the season with his insanely deep shots and his crazy stats - and it's what got the Sooners into the tournament. It wasn't enough to make a March Madness run, but the 19-year-old stayed positive after the loss. He wrote on social media_

Blessed Beyond Measure Life is a Book with many Chapters in it! My Freshman Year is now over and that Chapter is Closed… But I'm just getting started! Thank You to everybody who's been by me, and Thank You even more to the ones who haven't #GodBless

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Now, Young will have to start thinking about if he wants to stay at Oklahoma another year or make the jump to the NBA.

After the loss, Young said he's not thinking about his next steps, while adding he'll talk about it with his family later.

"Right now, I'm not worried about that. Right now, my main focus is my teammates. Those are my brothers and those are my people that I care about most right now. It's tough after a loss thinking about anything else besides that, but when we get back, later this week, I'll sit down with my family, and we'll discuss that."

Cavaliers star LeBron James has already made it clear he believes Young belongs in the NBA and will have zero problems adjusting. However, the teenager's father said he'd like his son to think about it more before deciding, per Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde. Young's dad said:

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"I would love for him to think about coming back and maybe being national player of the year next year. But it's his career, his life."

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