SportsPulse: Trysta Krick from USA TODAY makes his predictions about who will select each of the first five teams in the next NBA draft.

Young brings up a question during the NBA draft combination. (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP)

CHICAGO – NBA Draft lottery draw Trae Young was asked on Friday if he believes he is the best scorer in the draft, given the fact that he led the team Nation in scoring in his first year in Oklahoma with 27.4 points per game. [19659017] His response was forceful and exuded confidence.

"I think I'm the best overall player in the NBA draft," Young, the No. 8 pick in the last US drill TODAY Sports raft, told reporters. "My main goal is not necessarily to be the best player in the draft, but to be the best player in the NBA, that's what I'm focusing on every day."

Young did not participate in any drill on Thursday at the harvester, but his height and height attracted attention. It measured just over 6 feet tall and had the shortest wingspan at 6-3 in the entire harvester. He was also the lightest player in the combine at 177.8 pounds, although he told reporters that he gained 10 pounds of muscle since the conclusion of his college career on Friday.

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Young's father, Ray, tweeted a photo on Thursday that had his son next to the two-time MVP Steph Curry, who had surprisingly combined results Similar. When Young took the world of college basketball by surprise last fall, he made immediate comparisons with Curry for his shooting range and received praise from LeBron James. The Cavaliers have the No. 8 pick in the draft.

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