Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Trae Young‘s recruitment is about to heat up.
The 6-foot-2 point guard from Norman (OK) North and MoKan Elite will have in-home visits with Kansas (Friday) and Kentucky (Saturday), as first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
Coaches from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will also see Young Friday in an open gym.
Texas Tech and Washington will also come in to see Young, but not this weekend, his dad said.
Young, who won the Peach Jam with MoKan Elite and then captured a gold medal with the USA U18 team at the FIBA Americas Championship, broke down all six schools on his list for Rivals.com. He also said he plans to visit all six and may wait until the winter to decide.
Kansas: “To have the chance to play somewhere like Allen Fieldhouse is a great opportunity. Coach Self uses and develops guards really well and gets them ready for the league.”
Kentucky: “I love the way coach Cal goes about things. I really like that it’s about business and he puts the team in a spot to compete for a championship each year.”
Oklahoma: “Coach Kruger and I have a great relationship and have continued to build on it these past two years. And I live in Norman so playing close to home would be great.”
Oklahoma State: “They have a new coaching staff with coach Underwood and I feel like he’s going to turn things around. I would just love to be part of that and help turn the program around.”
Texas Tech: “That’s where my dad went and the thought of going there and leaving a legacy, that would be really cool for me and my family.”
Washington: “I’ve developed a great relationship with coach Romar and really got a chance to talk to Markelle Fultz about why he committed there and also continuing to play with Mike (Porter) would be great too since we already know each other so well.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.