Trae Young says he’s best player in 2018 NBA draft, with goal to be NBA's best player

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Trae Young says he’s best player in 2018 NBA draft, with goal to be NBA’s best player

Trae Young is a projected lottery pick and talked confidently of his aspirations to be one of the league’s best players, but it was his measurements that drew the most attention at the NBA draft combine in Chicago.

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CHICAGO — Projected NBA draft lottery pick Trae Young was asked on Friday if he thinks he’s the best scorer in the draft — given the fact that he led the nation in scoring in his freshman season at Oklahoma with 27.4 points a game.

His answer was blunt and oozed with confidence.

“I think I’m the best overall player in the NBA draft,” Young, the projected No. 8 pick in USA TODAY Sports’ latest mock draft, told…

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