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UK is Making Trae Young a “Top Priority”

John Calipari has remained focused on recruiting Trae Young to Kentucky.  He watched his top point guard prospect score 28 points against Tremont Waters, the #8 point guard in the class.

Young says he’s in constant contact with the coaching staff. “I talk to them all the time — Coach Cal and the coaching staff — to make sure that I’m a top priority in their class.  That really stands out to me.”

He’s also become close with Kentucky’s current backcourt.  De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk haven’t been at Kentucky long, but they had plenty of good things to share with Young during Chris Paul’s point guard academy.  “When they got there, they just fell in love with it,” they told him.

Since then, they’ve stayed in touch, with Fox “just a text away.”

Even though the Cats have been all about Young, they’ve also offered other point guards, most notably Quade Green.  That doesn’t bother Young one bit.  He can imagine a future where he’s playing with another elite guard, especially Green.

“He’s a great player and I can definitely see myself playing the backcourt with him,” Young said.  “I know schools are going to offer other players, just like I’m gonna look at other schools.”

There’s more from Young after the jump.



Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for UK is Making Trae Young a “Top Priority”

  1. jeffestep
    4:20 pm July 7, 2016 Permalink

    Talked to his parents for a while after his game…really good people. Whats crazy about him putting up 28 points is he played awful the first half, but in the second he only missed one shot and it was a free throw. He was lights out.

  2. inside info2
    5:04 pm July 7, 2016 Permalink

    i have heard that Robic only signs one year contracts instead of the standard two years. Each year he says is his last. I was told that he and Cal don’t really get along, they only have a professional relationship, but they both know what they have is a good thing.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:14 pm July 7, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, I’ve heard that somewhere before…..didn’t believe it then either. And, what does it have to do with this article?

    • CATandMONKEY
      7:42 pm July 7, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, that is why Robic has remained an assistant for Cal for most of Robic’s career.