For Young, a chance to be one of OU’s best carries weight

December 3, 2017

NORMAN — When Oklahoma freshman Trae Young hears the names Wayman Tisdale, Buddy Hield and Blake Griffin, his eyes get a little wide.

The Sooner point guard knows his program’s history.

He refers to Norman as his “hometown” despite being born in Lubbock, Texas, and growing up the namesake — his birth name is Rayford Young III — of former Texas Tech star