Young Finishes Big Summer Off Strong

Recruiting
Oklahoma

Posted On: 07/27/15 2:15 PM

Over the Summer. no Oklahoma High School basketball player has been busier than Norman North 2017 Point Guard Trae Young. Throughout the Grassroots season Young played with MOKAN in the Nike Elite Basketball League. Young made quite the statement on the Nike circuit averaging 18.2 points per game.

Outside of the EYBL Young remained very busy as he was invited to the NBA Top 100 Camp, Nike Basketball Academy, and the Nike 2015 Global Challenge. Young and MOKAN made an appearance at Nike 2015 Peach Jam to open the July live period.

At Peach Jam against the best in the EYBL Young averaged 20 points and 7.2 assists per game. The following week in Chicago at the Nike Global Games Young was named the 2015 United States Most Valuable Player on the U.S.A. West team.

Young capped off his grassroots season this weekend at the Hardwood Classic in Kansas City. The field featured over 300 top notch Grassroots teams. Each game Young shined showing off his lighting quick release from behind the three-point line. 

At the Hardwood Classic Young worked a beautiful one-two punch with 2017 Small Forward Michael Porter Jr. The duo of Young and Porter is arguably the best 2017 combination in the country. 

The hard work Young has put in on the defensive end this summer is starting to show on the court. He has elevated his intensity on the floor making defense a priority. 

Young and Porter led MOKAN to the 17U Title at the Hardwood Classic in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. After a long summer Young finishes out on top at the Hardwood Classic. The future is very bright for Young with the talent and work ethic he possesses. 

The top college basketball programs in the country are in heavy pursuit of Young. Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari was front and center throughout the weekend to get an up close look at Young. 

Kentucky could add to the long list of offers Young possess, which includes Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State to name a few.