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Trae Young won’t sign early, but still “really, really high” on Kentucky

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If you were hoping for an early decision from five-star point guard Trae Young, well, keep waiting. Young’s father told Ben Roberts that his son is “100%” planning to wait until the spring to sign to see how some of the schools on his list fare in the early part of the season, although he will probably announce his decision sometime in January.

Kentucky and Oklahoma are considered the favorites for Young, and although the fact that he’s not committing in the early period could be interpreted as a bad sign for Kentucky, his father stressed that his son is still “really, really high” on the Cats and wouldn’t care if Kentucky signed other guards, which they may in Quade Green and Shai Alexander.

“They’re losing their whole backcourt, so they’re going to need two or three other guards,” he said. “No matter who signs there, that doesn’t affect Trae at all. I certainly want people to understand that. Trae is so confident in his skill and his ability. And he wants to play with other great players.”

Young’s dad said they plan to visit all of the schools on his list to see games early this season, including Kentucky.

Trae Young
Point Guard | 6-1 | 170 lbs.
Norman, OK | Norman North
AAU: Mokan Elite
ESPN No. 15 | 2 PG Top247 No. 22 | 3 PG
Rivals No. 14 | 3 PG Scout No. 22 | 3 PG


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7 Comments for Trae Young won’t sign early, but still “really, really high” on Kentucky

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    11:27 am November 9, 2016 Permalink

    I see no reason why Alexander, Young, Green and Diallo couldn’t make up the guard play next year.

  2. ukjaybrat
    11:31 am November 9, 2016 Permalink

    this is good news for us. everyone was scared he was going to announce at home in oklahoma in the middle of his season. announcing at the end of the season gives UK a better chance IMO

  3. nicky
    11:57 am November 9, 2016 Permalink

    His father: “And he wants to play with other great players”

    That ain’t gonna happen at OU

  4. Catcasey1
    12:30 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

    If these kids know where they want to play which most of them do then why wait

  5. Jiminy Crickets
    12:40 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

    Say what you will, our biggest competition for him is Kansas, not Oklahoma. I’m afraid him waiting gives Kansas the time they need to sway him. KU would be perfect compromise for him and his family. Big time program, quality players and close to Norman. I never feel confident trying to get a Midwestern guy away from KU

  6. So, despite that his dad says he’s not afraid of competition, the first paragraph belies that statement a bit. He wants to know who is coming back and who is not before he decides whether he will come to UK. Nothing wrong with that. Just pointing it out.