Though UK’s 2017 Recruiting Class is already loaded with five 5-star guys, they’re looking to close it out with a few more talented prospects left on the board.
One of the final remaining elite recruits on UK’s radar? 5-star guard Trae Young out of Oklahoma.
Most believe the final list for Young is Kansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, but a recent tweet seems to indicate otherwise.
According to Young’s father, Oklahoma is likely not an option for his son…
The tweet has since been deleted.
The article in question criticized Young’s high school team, saying they weren’t capable of competing for the state title if things continue the way they are now. Here are just a few quotes from the story:
So, it’s unclear if the Timberwolves are going back to the state tourney. However, it’s abundantly clear they won’t sniff it if they make their home anywhere near the same time zone and zip code they found themselves in against the Pioneers late Friday night.
A state tourney team? It seems like it should be. It still has state’s most dangerous player and a supporting cast that’s plenty strong enough to get there. But not like this. Never again like this. There’s an old basketball cliche: play hard, play smart, play together. Maybe the T-Wolves could start there.
You can read the full story here.
Most recruiting experts believe Kansas is the favorite for Young right now, especially with Quade Green signing on the dotted line with Kentucky. This news likely leaves just the Wildcats and the Jayhawks for his services.
The question has to be asked… What in the world would Ray Young think of Jerry Tipton if Trae went to Kentucky?