Mr. Basketball Candidate: Zion Young

High School
Illinois

Posted On: 11/16/17 6:00 AM

In this series we take a look at the potential candidates for Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois for this upcoming season.  Here we profile Simeon 2018 shooting guard Zion Young.

 

Profile:

Young is a big and physical two guard that can score at multiple levels.  He has range on his shots and is a big time athlete that makes plays in the open floor finishing in transition.  Young has bounced around throughout his high school career from Merrillville, IN to Utah last year and has settled back in the Midwest with the Wolverines for his senior season.  This top 20 senior should make an immediate impact for the Wolverines.

Odds to Win:

30/1

 

Why He Can Win:

Young will without question have the opportunity to perform on the biggest stage playing for one of the premier teams in all of high school basketball.  His game is an exciting one that fans and media that have not seen him will enjoy with his big dunks and the hot shooting streaks he can get on from three.

 

Obstacles to Win:

Outside of some small buzz about his transfer into the state not a lot of people know about him.  He will not be the top candidate on Simeon with THT getting that distinction.  Also as we have mentioned before sometimes it take a little while for players to adjust to new teams and particularly the public league.