Saturday, February 6, 2016

Junior prep guard Trae Young looking at KU

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting


— Trae Young, a 6-1 junior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High, who is ranked No. 26 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by, attended the recent KU-Kentucky game with his dad, Rayford, a former standout at Texas Tech.

“Kansas has the best facilities in the country and most people would agree,” Rayford Young told

“Kentucky and Duke may be a close second, but you don’t want to go to a school because of their facilities. It’s about the basketball side of things,” the elder Youn added. “The main thing is being comfortable on campus. Will you be comfortable with the coaching staff and the way they play? That's the biggest thing. Does it fit your style?”

Young is considering KU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Duke, Stanford and others.

He’s hoping to be a package deal with Michael Porter, a 6-8 junior guard from Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Mo., who is ranked No. 3 nationally.

— See what people were saying about Kansas at TCU during’s live coverage.

More news and notes from Kansas at TCU

By the Numbers: Kansas 75, TCU 56

By the Numbers: Kansas 75, TCU 56


Clarence Glasse 5 years, 11 months ago

Wasn't there supposed to be new article posting software on this site that eliminated the forced survey and "whatnot" questions that block the actual article from being read?

Suzi Marshall 5 years, 11 months ago

Lawrence is somewhat in the middle where they can meet.

Tom Gillaspie 5 years, 11 months ago

Joke or not, we need a point guard. A 6'8" swing guard would be pretty nice as well!

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 5 years, 11 months ago

Huge need for us. Time for a full court recruiting press!

Town Thomas 5 years, 11 months ago

I know KU won the game. However, Ulis really demonstrated what a point guard is, which would make UK more appealing to Trae Young and his family. Hopefully Coach Self can convince him to come to KU.

Chad DeShazo 5 years, 11 months ago

I really dislike these kids trying to ride the heels of their best friends with "package deals". It feels like blackmail of the coaches and programs to me. Be your own man; the NBA doesn't care if your best friend wants to play on the same team. Get used to it.

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 11 months ago

Yeah - who wants the 26th and 3rd ranked players in a package deal?

Len Shaffer 5 years, 11 months ago

You're kidding, right, Chad???

You're saying that you have a problem with someone who's deciding where to spend the next year (at least) of his life and countless hours on the court wanting to have a friend on the same team??? Really???

Wow, do you have things out of perspective.

Len Shaffer 5 years, 11 months ago

And oh, BTW, this is NOT the NBA, it's college, and these are 17- and 18-year-old kids who are leaving home for the first time. The NERVE of them wanting to be able to go together with someone else who they're already comfortable with ...

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