Still less than a month away from Oklahoma signee Trae Young arriving to campus for good, but he’s not done making news.
Young, a five-star point guard, is known for a lot of things. Averaging more than 42 points in his senior season. Becoming just the ninth player from Oklahoma to be represented in the McDonald’s All-American Game. Earning an invite to the Jordan Brand Classic. Winning the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year honor in back-to-back years.
Now? It’s the #TraeYoungChallenge.
What is it? It’s a move Young said he saw Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry use where you dribble the ball between your legs, then wrap it behind your back and pull up and take a 3-pointer.
“It’s really cool that people all around the world have taken notice on that level and are posting videos,” Young told USA Today earlier this week.
It’s not just for show with Young as he used the move during in-game action successfully five times as a senior for the Timberwolves.
He had no clue what he was doing would go viral or strike a chord, but he’s enjoying the ride.
“I love it! There are some talented shooters out there,” Young said. “I just love watching the videos that everyone’s posting. I try and comment on all of them. Just to see something I did take on a life of its own like that is crazy. That’s a blessing. I hope they keep it going.”
Here are some examples of people, young and old, with their version of the #TraeYoungChallenge. A move that has caught on so much that it’s being used in Japan.