Just one game in and Oklahoma freshman Trae Young is already making waves in the Big 12 conference.
After a double-double, 15 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and two blocks, in his career debut in a 108-89 victory over Omaha Sunday at Lloyd Noble Center, Young was named Big 12 Player of the Week. He is just the second freshman ever to be named Big 12 Player of the Week in his first opportunity, joining Michael Beasley from Kansas State in 2007. Young is the first Sooner to record a points-assists double-double since Isaiah Cousins had 19 points and 10 dimes against Villanova on Dec. 7, 2015. However, he also shot 4 for 13, including a 1 for 6 mark from 3, and had three turnovers.
It was a rough weekend for the Big 12. No. 24 West Virginia, predicted by the coaches to finish runner-up, got smoked, 88-65 by No. 16 Texas A&M Friday at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Even without possible lottery pick forward Michael Porter Jr., who sat out with a hip injury, Missouri blasted Iowa State 74-59.
The rest of the Big 12 conference won favorable matchups in their season openers, but of those games, it seems Young's performance stole the spotlight.