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2013 guard lists UK as his favorite

Class of 2013 wing player James Young out of Troy, Michigan has Kentucky at the top of his list, according to Rivals.com. Young told the website that his top three teams are Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan State, in that order. He said he likes the way John Calipari lets his guys play and how Kentucky gets up and down the floor.

Young is Rivals.com’s No. 9 player in the class and the 27th overall player according to Scout.com.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for 2013 guard lists UK as his favorite



  1. CincyCat
    11:27 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    First again…



  2. Deskgnateddrinker
    11:34 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Xavier guard list UK as spot to transfer to.



  3. SeoulCat
    11:38 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Long, lean lefty. Looks to have a bit of Tayshaun in him. Sign him up!



  4. Southern Illinois Cat Fan
    11:43 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    To all the people that says Cal cheats in recruiting, let me say this: Each and every blue chip recruit goes to bed at night dreaming of getting some interest from UK. If and when they do, it is not a tough decision for them, unless they care more about shooting 25+ times than winning and getting the most prepared for the NBA. The name UK and Cal recruit for themselves. Every other team and coach is just jealous it’s not them. UK and Cal are so far ahead of the game, it’s almost not fair for anybody else, and I make no apologies for that!



  5. CAT8
    11:47 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like he is playing against 12 year olds



  6. Han
    11:48 am April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Is there anyone in the top 20 for that year that toesn’t have UK high on their list?

    At this rate, the only thing that can keep Cal from having on the greatest (on paper) recruiting classes ever that year is if the NBA puts out a 2-and-through rule and Cal returns Noel, Goodwin, Poythress (and maybe Bennett).

    4) Yup, it’s what UK did briefly with Rick, only to an even higher level because Cal promotes his system and players more than himself. This is what we want and expect and what sports people claimed couldn’t be done again – domination.

    Cal can take the top players that fit his system, and even when he misses (Bazz), he can still take a top 10/20 kid as his backup.

    If he keeps this up and wins again this year, we’re seriously talking Dynasty as long as he wants to keep at it. Seriously, enjoy this, folks.



  7. Dave Shelton
    12:02 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    27th Overall?. We don’t need this kid.



  8. You Are Pro Scouts?
    12:24 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    #5, and #7-Thanks to your expert opinions, we must rethink our interest in this kid….NOT!



  9. MemphisCat
    12:24 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    #7- If he signs with UK, he will move up in the rankings. His stock will rise with the NBA and he will make Millions. pull the trigger and be the 1st 2013 Cat and be loved by BBN.



  10. the Big Dog
    12:44 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    I thought the Harrison Twins had UK as their favorite. Now they’re talking about expanding their list. Hard to turn down a player this good (Young) wanting to come to UK only to gamble on others. Same situation between Bennett and Jefferson, although it is difficult to see how interested Jefferson since we have apparently not shown that much interest in him. It looks like Bennett is going to keep wiating on his decision until he is the last player on the board.



  11. ????
    1:01 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    How could he really like “the way John Calipari lets his guys play and how Kentucky gets up and down the floor” and have MSU in his top 3? MSU and UK are two completely different styles of ball?



  12. Rockfield,KY
    1:51 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    isn’t Derek Willis already our first 2013 commit?



  13. mc cat
    7:29 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    #7- he’s number 10 according to espn,



  14. Jack
    9:54 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    #7 did you not see he was 9th on rivals and 10 on espn. The kid is good



  15. Shelton sucks
    9:00 am April 24, 2012 Permalink

    7 you are an idiot, BBN would love to have this kid, not all recruits have to be top 20, there is nothing wrong with being number 40 in the country and staying a couple years.