Top 2017 Floor General Sets Duke Visit

Trae Young - one of the best PGs in the class of 2017 - will visit Duke this month unofficially. It's the only visit he's setting up and he discussed the reasons for that and his expanding relationship with he Blue Devil coaching staff with TDD.

CARSON, Calif -- Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young has become a priority target for a number of programs with his strong spring and now he's setting up an unofficial visit with Duke.

At the Pangos All-American Camp, Young talked about his upcoming visit with TDD and broke down some of the factors of his recruitment. With his strong spring playing for MoKan in the Nike EYBL, Young has positioned himself as one of the elite lead guards in the 2017 class.

Helping lead MoKan to a 12-5 record and a spot in the Peach Jam in July, Young was tied for eighth in scoring in the EYBL at 18.2 points per game while also averaging 4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. The big spring has led to scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas, Kansas, Houston, UConn, Virginia, Virginia Tech and UCLA.


"It's fun. It's a humbling experience, also," Young said. "I know I have a lot to improve on and a lot to get better at. So that's just my main focus and I know all of that will come."

Plenty of scholarship offers have come for Young and he's also hearing from the Duke coaching staff. An unofficial visit is in the works for Young when he travels out east for NBPA Top 100 Camp in June.

"They do things a little bit different. You know how Duke is," Young said. It's a top-notch school. It's one of the best. You can't do much better than that. They like to do things person-to-person; face-to-face. I'm thinking about visiting them the 22nd of June right after NBA Top 100 in Virginia. I haven't made anything official yet but that may be something that's probably going to happen."

Young also took an unofficial visit to UCLA on the Monday after Pangos Camp, but he has no other visits currently set. He's been talking with multiple members of the Duke coaching staff while trying to set this visit up.

"I haven't had anything else planned out besides Duke," Young said. "I talk to Coach Capel and Coach Scheyer a lot."

As for what he's looking for in a future program, Young is trying to figure out which program will get him on the floor as quickly as possible so that he can help his team win.

"Where I fit in in their program. Where I can make the biggest impact as early as can be," Young said of his factors in a decision. "One of the key factors coming in as a freshman is playing right away. I know it's quite a ways away. But, also, it's coming up, so I need to start looking at it."

Young said that he might try to cut his list around September when his new school year kicks off. One of the things to keep an eye on is how his list aligns with five-star Class of 2017 teammate Michael Porter Jr. Young said that the Mokan teammates could look to play together in college.

"It's fun playing with Michael. Michael is a great player. He benefits a lot off me and I benefit a lot off him. We've been talking about maybe a package deal coming, but he's a great player and we have great, great teammates who love to support each other and support each other's success. It's a great team."


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