Team Trae Young rising star Kaden Cooper is keeping it in the family and at home, committing on Saturday to play his college basketball at The University of Oklahoma.

Kaden announced his decision in a video posted to his Twitter page.

“I chose OU because it’s home,” he told ESPN. “I had other good options. When it comes down to it, you can’t ask for anything better but to be able to develop and become a pro doing what you love where you love.”

Kaden, who is a consensus Top 100 prospect and ranked inside the Top 50 by ESPN, had previously narrowed his list to Oklahoma, Kansas, LSU and Gonzaga. He cited his connection with OU Head Coach Porter Moser, who took over the reins when Lon Kruger — Trae’s coach at Oklahoma — retired in 2021, as a big reason for his choice beyond wanting to stay home and play for his home team.

“Coach Moser is a different kind of coach,” he said. “I can connect and talk with him about more than basketball. He’s smart and I think he understands the game at a very high level. He showed me that he’s devoted to making me a better player and a better person.”

Kaden’s commitment is a huge boost for Oklahoma’s recruiting class, giving them a second Top 100 prospect for the second straight year.

The Ada, Oklahoma native who plays his high school ball in Atlanta, is excited to head home to Oklahoma and help the Sooners, get back to consistently winning the Big 12, playing in the NCAA Tournament and hopefully win a national championship.

“I feel that with the cards I was dealt, there’s no way I could’ve said no to staying home and leading my team to something amazing,” he said.