Jason Jordan from USA Today has a great article out today about Kentucky target Trae Young, who currently sits as the 20th best prospect in the nation.
Headed into his senior year, Young is one of the most dominant players in the country. For example, at the last session of EYBL, he averaged 25.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.3 steals and recorded the first triple-double of the EYBL season. But he’s not done yet.
“I want to be the no. 1 point guard in the country. I’m not content with just being in the top 20; that’s not good enough for me.”
Now, he’s going for Trevon Duval, the #1 PG in the country and the fifth best player in the country’s spot. “I put in the work to get it so I’m going after it. I always want more […] I’ll never be satisfied. I’m always working for something, that’s all I know.”
In the meantime, Young will cut his list to five schools in the next month or two, and expect Kentucky to be in the mix, as he told ZagsBlog yesterday:
“They’ve come down to my school twice already this year. I’m definitely going to take an official visit there. As for playing for Coach Cal, He’s had a lot of very good point guards, [Eric] Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, the list goes on and on. He says he sees me coming in and being able to start right away, and be the lead guard from Day 1. I haven’t looked at all of the official visits I’m going to take, but Kentucky will definitely be one.”
I think we are really going to like this kid, BBN.
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