Wednesday, August 24, 2016

5-star Norman PG Trae Young announces date for KU visit

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting


Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard ranked 14th in the 2017 recruiting class announced the dates of four of his official visits on Twitter on Wednesday.

Young will visit Kansas the weekend of Oct. 21-23 and his trip to Lawrence will follow visits to Oklahoma (Sept. 16-18), Texas Tech (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and Kentucky (Oct. 14-16).

Young, who lists KU among his six finalists, did not include visit dates for Washington and Oklahoma State. Provided he fulfills the four other dates, NCAA rules dictate that Young only will be able to make an official visit to either Washington or Oklahoma State but not both.

The five-star point guard from Norman, Okla., has long been a target of the Jayhawks and has kept Kansas in the mix because of KU’s tradition and reputation.

"To have the chance to play somewhere like Allen Fieldhouse is a great opportunity,” Young told in late July. “Coach Self uses and develops guards really well and gets them ready for the league."


Bert White 3 years, 9 months ago

"Young will visit Kansas the weekend of Oct. 21-23 and his trip to Lawrence will be sandwiched between visits to Oklahoma (Sept. 16-18), Texas Tech (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and Kentucky (Oct. 14-16)."

Based on the dates shown, his visit isn't really "sandwiched" seeing how that usually implies it's in the middle and his KU visit seems to be his final visit.

Robert Lutz 3 years, 9 months ago

As info 10/14 = Big Blue Madness weekend

Dirk Medema 3 years, 9 months ago

Has he been to Late Night in previous years?

Dirk Medema 3 years, 9 months ago

It would seem relatively easy to visit either of the instate schools. How much different is an official visit? You don't stay in the players dorm and have to buy your own food? You could still get a tour and talk to staff.

If he visits a friend he would just have to make sure the friend wasn't paying for anything if the friend family could be considered a representative of a school?

Harlan Hobbs 3 years, 9 months ago

My guess is that he will either go to UK or Washington. Hope I am wrong because he would be a good addition, although most likely a "one and done".

UK still seems to get most anyone they want, but he has stated that he would like to play with Michael Porter who has verbally committed to his "godfather" Lorenzo Romar at Washington and where his dad is now an assistant coach.

Gerry Butler 3 years, 9 months ago

I don't think he will end up at Washington. I know at one point from information off another site ( ) the talk was that from surposedly from people that was quote unquote in the know - - It was actually a two team battle between Oklahoma & Ku. Almost believed that for awhile myself BUT I feel it's actually going to come down to either Kentucky OR Oklahoma, just really don't see my chance of him landing here, would be nice. but realistically just don't think it's gonna happen

Mallory Briggans 3 years, 9 months ago

I agree about Trae not coming to KU....He has alot to consider....First he lives in Norman with OU being a good team in the mix of the BIG12 you have your friends and family wanting you to stay home.....Then there is OSU state rival that wouldnt sit well if he chose the Cowboys......Then there is Washington with Micheal Porter who he has expressed interest in playing with but with the Huskies being on the west coast and national exposure will be limited....and Kentucky always in the national championship conversation...If Ayton is a lock losing Young might not be as big a loss .There are quite a few quality point guards on the board ....

Harlan Hobbs 3 years, 9 months ago

Can't argue with either of you, Gerry or Mallory. You make good points. Trying to predict what is in a young man's heart and brain is very difficult. I won't get my hopes up, so that if we don't get him, I won't be depressed.

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