LeBron James says Oklahoma PG Trae Young ‘better go pro’

If Trae Young had any second thoughts about turning pro after this season, he now has an endorsement from the NBA’s biggest name.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward and 4-time NBA MVP LeBron James told reporters on Monday that Young “better go pro” once his freshman year comes to an end in Norman, Okla.

Young leads the nation in scoring and assists. He is averaging 29.5 points and 9.4 assists per game with the Sooners — highlighted by a career-high 48 points at Oklahoma State in January.

Young would be the latest “one-and-done” player if elects to turn pro once the season concludes. James, who was drafted in 2003, entered the pros right out of high school.

Oklahoma, after rising to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 rankings last month, has since fallen to No. 23 as of Monday. Even with that decline, however, it’s unlikely that it will be enough to keep Young around for another year if he keeps up his current numbers on the hardwood.

The Sooners return to action Tuesday night for a road game at No. 7 Texas Tech. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

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