Trae Young

Q&A with five-star point guard Trae Young

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Five-star point guard Trae Young sat down with Scout at the recent USA Basketball mini-camp to discuss this latest in his college recruitment.

Evan Daniels: How did you think you play here?
Trae Young: I think I played really well. I shot the ball well all weekend, which is something I wanted to come out here and do. So, I came out here and feel like I improved a little bit and I’m so glad to do.

What do you want to get better at?
One thing, obviously I want to work on every part of my game, but one thing I really want to focus on is with my high school team, is being a leader. We have a lot guys who are very young and I’ll have to kind of carry my team through some tough tournaments this year but I want to lead these guys and I have to work on that, being a leader.

Where does everything stand with the recruiting process?
Yeah I’m enjoying it. I have Kentucky and Kansas coming up. I have one more I haven’t announced yet but that will be coming up as well so I’m enjoying it. Focusing on everything, ready to watch some college basketball.

How was the trip to Texas Tech?
It was really fun. It was a great environment. I had great visits with coach [Chris] Beard and the staff. They showed me everything they could about Texas Tech and I really enjoyed it.

What’s the draw with Oklahoma?
I mean just the family environment that I would have at Oklahoma. I really love it there, I really enjoy it there. The style of play I feel really fits my game so that’s definitely a plus so I really enjoy Oklahoma.

What has Kentucky's pitch been to you?
You’re on the biggest stage of college basketball. He’s going to everything he can to put you to the next level and that’s every kid’s dream. He’s going to make you better in the process of getting you prepared for that level.

What sticks out about Kansas to you?
Coach Self has been in contact with me since my sophomore summer so he’s been on me forever. I mean it’s a blue blood. I mean it’s not too far from home. And it’s in the Big 12 Conference. So I mean, I love the way they play and the way he utilizes his guards as well.

Is it still the case that you’re going to make your college choice during the second period?
Yeah, that’s the case. I want to watch these teams play and see where guys go and see if guys leave or stay and stuff like that so I’m going to wait.


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