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Michael Porter Jr. Thinks Trae Young Will Land at Oklahoma or Kansas

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Trae Young and Michael Porter Jr. led MoKan Elite to the Peach Jam championship last July.

Now Porter Jr. has an idea on where his AAU teammate will land for college.

“He hasn’t told me anything, I don’t even think he knows but I’m thinking Oklahoma or Kansas,” the 6-foot-10 Washington-bound Porter Jr. said last weekend at the Hoophall Classic, where he was the unofficial Most Outstanding Player.

“I think Oklahoma is best for him because he’ll be able to shine.”

The 6-2 Young plays for Norman (OK) North and has been considering Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Kentucky.

Kentucky already has three guards, including two point guards in Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signed, so Porter Jr. doesn’t see Young landing there.

“I talk to him about every day and I doubt it’s Kentucky now because they got what, five five-stars?” he said. “I don’t think it’s Kentucky. He’s not going there, I don’t think if you just look at it reasonably. I don’t think he really considered Washington as much after Blake [Harris] committed. Quade is going to Kentucky so I doubt he’ll go there so, honestly.”


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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.