2017 PG talks SMU visit

Scott talked with Norman (Okla.) 2017 point guard Trae Young after his first visit to SMU and got his thoughts on playing for Larry Brown.

This Labor Day weekend, the Hilltop was home for two of the Mustangs’ top point guard prospects in their respective classes.

On Thursday, SMU hosted four-star 2015 point guard Bryant Crawford for his official visit, and on Saturday, they hosted 2017 point guard Trae Young for an unofficial visit.

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Young, who is just a sophomore, has above average quickness, but is known for his ability to shoot the ball from all over the court.

A Norman, Oklahoma native, Young spent Saturday touring the SMU campus and basketball facilities, as well as picking the brain of SMU’s Hall of Fame coach.

“It was a great visit. I had fun talking with Coach Larry Brown and just having him tell me great stories about his coaching career, and it was just fun seeing the campus too,” Young said. “Walking around and seeing the gym (Moody Coliseum), it was just a great visit overall.”

Young said he, Coach Brown and assistant Coach KT Turner keep in constant contact and have “pretty good” relationships, exchanging texts and phone calls every couple of weeks.

But when it comes to why Young thinks he could fit in at SMU, it’s pretty simple for the point guard.

“I love coach Brown’s coaching style, and I know it’d be hard to play for him, but I would love playing for a coach like him,” Young said. “They had a good team last year, so it’d be a lot of fun playing for him.”

Young said all schools recruiting him are pretty even in his eyes at the moment, but it would be “special” playing for a Hall of Famer.

The Mustangs will have their work cut out for them when it comes to winning the services of Young.

Despite just starting his sophomore year, Young already holds offers from SMU, Creighton, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Houston and UConn, among others, and plans on visiting Texas, Baylor and Kansas in the near future.


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