With the No. 5 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected Oklahoma point guard Trae Young. The pick will reportedly be traded to the Atlanta Hawks, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein.
There was nobody more electrifying, or polarizing, in college basketball this season, as Young's explosive start to the campaign had him all over the nightly highlight shows. The 19-year-old's deadly array of shots from deep and smooth finishes at the basket drew comparisons to Steph Curry, garnering some discussion that he would be the No. 1 pick as a result.
Young's numbers drastically dropped off during conference play as teams focused their entire defense on slowing him down, but he still finished the season averaging 27.4 per game alongside 8.7 assists. Young may be one of the biggest risk-reward prospects in the draft, but if he can replicate his collegiate heroics at the pro level, he'll instantly become one of the most popular players in the league.
College Experience: Freshman
Weight: 178 lbs.
Max vertical: N/A