Young tried to maintain structure. Every Saturday night, Candice texted him and reminded him about church. He'd pile in the car with his family and take in a sermon at Victory Family Church in Norman the next morning.
On Selection Sunday, the message was about trials, how in the eighth verse of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus preached the words, “Blessed are they which are persecuted.”
On days away from basketball, Young likes to get a pedicure or go to the movies. But long ago he started waiting to come in until after the previews, avoiding the fans, preferring just to sit in the dark and clear his mind.
He posts videos to Instagram, singing along to slow jams. Before games, he takes in Bobby Brown and Boyz II Men and New Edition. The Monday before OU's team plane headed to the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Young switched his playlist to Drake.