Trae Young is UK’s top priority at point guard in the 2017 class, but before he makes his college decision, he has to decide whether or not he wants to attend prep school in the fall. Young currently attends Norman North High in Norman, Oklahoma, but may choose to spend his senior year at a prep school like Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, or Montverde Academy in Orlando, Florida. Young told KUSports.com’s Gary Bedore he plans to make that decision by the end of the month.
Kentucky is currently the favorite in Young’s Crystal Ball, with 60% of the predictions, and interestingly, it was John Calipari who first planted the prep school seed in Young’s head. Shortly after receiving an offer from Calipari last August, Young told reporters he was considering prep school for his senior year after Calipari and other high-profile coaches suggested it. You might remember this because, at the time, The Norman Transcript’s Clay Horning wrote a scathing column about Calipari, condemning him for suggesting Young leave Norman for his senior year, calling it another example of “the slimy underbelly of big-time, big-prospect, high school-slash-college basketball.”
Before I get all fired up about that column again, let’s watch some of Young’s recent highlights and wish the kid luck in his senior season — wherever he goes.