Thaddeus Young is #1 in Class Illini on List

Thaddeus Young is the #1 basketball player in the class of 2006. Young is a 6-8 small forward from Mitchell Road HS in Memphis, Tennessee. Some people felt that Young was a lock for Memphis but according to Young that's not true. Read here for more details.

Thaddeus Young at times is overwhelmed with all the hype. "At first all this attention was really bothering me. All these coaches kept calling my school. One day during economic class, which my coach teaches, I had three in one day." Young said he understood why, but now he's getting a better feel for it.

Young has not made a trip to Illinois. "It's kind of far for me at this time to make an unofficial visit to Illinois. I hope to make one but right now it's not possible for me to make a trip like that. I hope you understand," Young said.

"Illinois is a team I could see myself playing for. I really like Dee Brown. He's very confident; I love the way he makes that team go. When people say they are going to get beat - Dee feeds off that. All those guys just feed off each other and they play with such great emotion," Young stated.

Young still has a little time before he makes his college choice, but he knows the longer he waits the tougher it will become for him.

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