This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
For all the talk about Michael Porter, Jr. and Marvin Bagley III prior to the season, the top freshman in the country thus far has been Oklahoma's Trae Young. Playing with a polish well beyond his years, Young leads the nation in both scoring and assists. Young takes nearly 10 treys per game, but gets to the foul line frequently as well. He is far from a volume scorer, shooting 47.8 percent from the field, including 38.3 percent from long range. Add in some rebounds and a 9-1 record for the Sooners, including recent wins over Wichita State and USC, and Young's early season surge has been arguably the biggest story on the hardwood this year. Did I mention he tied an NCAA record with 22 assists against Northwestern State on Tuesday? Yes, you read that correctly. As for right now, it's Trae Young's world, and we're all just living in it.
Let's take a look at some other players helping or hurting their cause in this week's edition of the College Hoops Barometer.
Juwan Morgan (F)
The Hoosiers are likely going to struggle this season, but Morgan cannot be blamed. The junior forward has taken his game to new heights this year. He's become a more efficient scorer inside the three-point arc en route to more than doubling his point per game total from a season ago. Morgan poured in a career-high 34 points in an overtime win over Notre Dame on Saturday. Morgan is mixing it up