NBA Camp star PG Young visiting Louisville

B.J. Young, an uber-talented point guard from Florissant (MO) McCluer North, was one of the top performers last week at the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville. A new name on Louisville's recruiting radar, Young tells he'll visit the Cardinals later this week.

B.J. Young, the second-leading scorer at the NBA Top 100 Camp last week in Charlottesville, Va., told Monday that he plans to visit Louisville this week.

Young, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard from Florissant, Mo., proved at the NBA Camp that he is one of the most explosive scorers in the nation, averaging 14.7 points per game, including games of 22 and 23 points, two of the top scoring efforts of the week.

"I'm going to Louisville this Friday and see how their program is run and how I like it," Young said. "They're recruiting has picked up lately but they had been sending me mail. But it's really picked up this summer. I haven't talked to Coach [Rick] Pitino yet but I talked to the assistant coach [Steve Masiello] earlier this month."

Young, who said he'll visit Louisville with one of his parents and a scout, is rated the No. 8 point guard in his class by Masiello told Young the Cardinals are very interested in him.

"He was telling me they really liked my game and they've very interested in me and would like me to come there and visit," Young said. "Hopefully they'll offer me a scholarship. I'm hoping they will when I go there for the visit."

Though Louisville hasn't offered him a scholarship, Young sounds highly interested in the Cardinals.

"I really like Louisville," Young said. "It's one of the most prestigious programs in all of college. They have a lot of great pros that came from Louisville."

Besides Louisville, Young has a solid list of schools recruiting him. "I'm considering Marquette, Indiana, Baylor, Purdue, Southern Illinois and Louisville," Young said. "Indiana, Marquette Southern Illinois, and Baylor have offered. I'm planning to visit some other schools in August. I want to visit Southern Illinois, Illinois, and Baylor."

Young was named one of the NBA Camp's 'Workout Warriors,' awarded to a handful of prospects who excelled during the 6 a.m. workouts before camp officially began each day.

"I loved the experience from the pros, to the teachers to the early morning breakfast club workouts," Young said. "I loved everything about the camp. I got a lot out of the camp and took things from former and current NBA players."

What was the biggest lesson he learned from the former NBA players?

"Probably watching the things you do off the court and the people you hang around with because you're entourage can get you in trouble," Young said.

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