Highly touted PG Trae Young goes for 44, says 3 schools have prioritized him

DUNCANVILLE, Tex. -- 2017 guard Trae Young had a strong two-game stretch at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest, as he scored a total of 77 points in the event.

2017 guard Trae Young had big weekend at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest. 

The talented junior at Norman (Okla.) North matched up with Andrew Jones on the first night, and although his team took a loss, Young scored 33 points on 13-for-23 shooting. He also tossed out six assists.

On day two of the event against Richland (Tex.) High, Young went off for 44 points, seven assists and five rebounds. He finished 17-for-28 from the field and 4-for-11 from the three-point line. 

Young, a 6-foot-1 guard, displayed terrific range on his jump shot and showed consistency and confidence as a long-range threat. Young had 22 three-point attempts through the two games and connected on 10 of them. That percentage is even more impressive when you factor in he took a good majority of those shots off the dribble, on the move and from well past the three-point line.

An aggressive scorer, Young also showed off impressive ball handling and crafty finishing in the paint. Young was tough for the opposition to stay in front of and once he made it to the painted area he used a go-to floater and adjusting finishes to score at the rim. 

Young is planning to come out with an updated college list in the near future. He told Scout on Saturday that Oklahoma, Kentucky and Kansas are among the schools recruiting him the hardest. Oklahoma and Kansas had an assistant at each of his games this weekend. Scott Drew, Shaka Smart and an assistant from Missouri also watched Young on Saturday.


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