Trae Young ties NCAA record with 22 assists

The explosive Oklahoma freshman is proving to be more than a scorer, with the first 20-20 (points and assists) games in 20 years.

Kahron Spearman

Oklahoma Sooners freshman Trae Young tied the NCAA Division I record with 22 assists Tuesday night, against Northwestern State.

He became the first player in 20 years to record at least 20 points and 20 assists in the same game.

Per ESPN, Young now shares the record with Syracuse's Sherman Douglas (1989), Southern's Avery Johnson (1988) and Charleston Southern's Tony Fairley (1987).

It's crazy. It's awesome. But the biggest thing for me is that we are winning.

Trae Young
Guard, Oklahoma Sooners

Young, who grew up near the university, currently leads NCAA Division I in points (28.5 PPG) and assists (10.2 APG).

"I just wanted to open people's eyes," Young said to reporters on Tuesday night. "This is why I came here, to be able to play my game. I'm really not doing anything different than what I did in high school -- it's just on a bigger stage. I'm just so happy to be winning with my teammates."