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.
Several local players at Missouri Valley Sweet 16 tennis tournament
Twenty-seven Oklahoma junior tennis players are taking part in the USTA Missouri Valley Sweet 16, which began Tuesday and runs through Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
Among the state players in action are Edmond North’s David Hager and Heritage Hall’s Miller Zeiders, both state champions last month.
Southmoore’s Jordan Henry, a state runner-up, is competing in the girls tournament as well. The event is for junior players from age 12-18.
STATE FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY
The Oklahoma State High School Fishing Championship has been scheduled for Saturday at Lake Eufaula.
The event is open to any high school fishing team in the state. Teams are limited to two members, and coaches will provide the boat for the team to compete in during the tournament.
The top 10 percent from the event will advance to the High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the six High School Fishing Opens. The top 10 percent from the conference championship then advance to the national championship, where the national champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Registration, which runs until the morning of the event, is open at HighSchoolFishing.org. Takeoff will be at 6 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at Eufaula Cove at 3 p.m. For more information, contact The Bass Federation National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251 or (330) 993-0014.