Recently, James Young‘s former AAU coach, Marlon Williamson, told Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv, that the 6-foot-6 guard has a “top four” and could sign by November.
Young, who is widely considered as one of the top 2013 recruits in the nation, has had a number of top programs on his radar for a while now.
When asked when Young would sign, Williamson told Zagoria, “It’s up in the air right now. I think it’s probably going to be early, I doubt if he waits.”
A Michigan-native, Young ran with The Family on the AAU circuit, a Detroit-based program in which Williamson used to coach for. Williamson has since joined UMass head coach Derek Kellogg as an assistant.
Unfortunately for Kellogg and UMass fans, Young is not considering the Minutemen, but in fact a number of high-profile programs, including Kentucky and former UMass head coach John Calipari.
Kentucky has long-been a top interest for Young, and the Wildcats are one of four schools that the combo guard may be leaning towards. In addition to UK, Young also lists Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas among his top considerations.
All four schools have offered.
One of the top targets in the senior class, Young will undoubtedly add a very nice addition to one of these premier programs. ESPN lists Young as the No. 5 prospect in the class, while Rivals has him at No. 8.
Young currently attends Troy H.S. (MI).
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