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High School notebook: Oklahoma offers Norman North point guard Trae Young

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: June 17, 2014
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Once a ballboy for the Oklahoma basketball team, Trae Young might one day have a chance to play for the Sooners should he decide to.

Young, a 6-foot-1 point guard who will be a sophomore at Norman North in the fall, received a scholarship offer from the Sooners while on a visit to the OU campus on Tuesday.

Young has offers from SMU, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor, Creighton and North Texas, according to his father, Rayford Young.

Trae Young also has visits set up to Oklahoma State and Texas in the next two weeks.

Choctaw names Hawk baseball coach

Choctaw promoted pitching coach Shane Hawk to head coach last week, replacing longtime coach Mark Craft and becoming the school’s third coach in 40 years.

Hawk, a former Midwest City and Oklahoma State standout, joined the Yellowjackets’ staff last season after coaching at his alma mater.

He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 MLB draft by the New York Mets, but injuries derailed his career and he did not pitch after the 2004 season in Class A St. Lucie.

During Hawk’s senior season with the Cowboys, he went 7-3 with a 3.06 ERA mostly as a reliever.

Craft recently announced his retirement after spending the past 27 years at Choctaw. He led the Yellowjackets to the Class 6A state tournament in his last season.

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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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