Trae Young Is Visiting Durham Today

Four star 2017 point guard Trae Young is making an unofficial visit to Duke today after participating in the NBA Top 100 Camp this week. Before making the trip, he sat down with TDD to outline his plans.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Four-star Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young is taking an unofficial visit to Duke on Sunday and the Oklahoma native is excited to get a chance to see what the Blue Devils have to offer.

The 6-foot-1 lead guard doesn't currently own a scholarship offer from Duke, but the coaching staff has worked hard to build a relationship with him that led the unofficial visit after the Saturday's conclusion of the NBPA Top 100 Camp at Virginia.

"Well I've been talking to them quite a bit lately," Young said of the Duke coaching staff. "Since Lexington EYBL session two, I've been talking to them quite a bit. Just trying to build a better relationship each and every week. So, it's been a really close relationship."

Assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer have done much of the heavy lifting when it comes to the dialogue with Young and he's finally looking forward to getting to campus.

"I'll be heading out to Durham [on Saturday night]. I'll be staying the night there [Saturday]," Young said. "See all the coaches and visit and look around campus all day [Sunday].

"I'm going to have my eyes open on everything. Just wanted to look and hear what the coaches have to say. I'm just going to enjoy it. I'm going to enjoy speaking with them and being around them."

Before setting his sights on the visit to Duke, Young first had to compete in the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Being around former NBA players and coaches was a big part of Young's experience at the camp and he also enjoyed playing against strong competition.

"The main thing was to come here and learn from NBA guys and pick up as much knowledge as I could," Young said. "Obviously, you to get better playing against some of the best guys in the country. That was my main focus coming in here.

"I've learned a lot. Just from NBA guys. Talking to Mo Williams, Coach Lucas, the younger Lucas. They're just great to learn from."

Young was involved in some of the more memorable moments in this year's camp. The knockdown shooter buried a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime in one game that his team later won and also engaged in an epic back-and-forth showdown with Class of 2017 shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. The duo traded made shots on five consecutive possessions, including some ridiculously tough looks as on-lookers and fellow campers started buzzing.

"Me and Gary are really, really good friends and we love to compete. It was one of those moments where we got to compete against each other. He's a great player. It was definitely fun. Maybe it's something later in life that we can reminisce about."

During the month of July, Young and his MoKan teammates will compete at Peach Jam and Young is hoping to participate in the Nike Global Challenge before finishing the month out in Kansas City.

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