Huskies Trying To Get Young

Solomon Young is a 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward from Sacramento, Calif., and the Washington Huskies are starting to heat up their interest in Young. They have done well in that region of late when it comes to basketball signees. Darin Johnson, Desmond Simmons, Charles Garcia, and Elston Turner have all been Northern California products turned Hoop Dawgs.

Marquese Chriss is the latest Sacramento area product to verbally commit to Washington, and Chriss knows Young. They both played for the NorCal Wildcats last year before Chriss moved on to Team Superstar this season.

"Marquise committed to Washington and he said one of the boys from Sheldon (Darin Johnson) goes to Washington," Young told Tuesday night. "We play pretty well together. He's great at rebounding and he has a solid mid-range jumper."

Young isn't too shabby shooting the ball either, averaging 20 points a game for Sacramento High this past season. "I run the floor well and I like to rebound. I think those are the main two things you'd see," he added. "My strengths are shooting the three. I'm a pretty good passer, and I'm pretty strong in the low post."

It was his low-post game that has apparently attracted the keen eye of Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar, who has taken Young's recruitment personally. "He said I would fit in very well," Young said of Romar's sales pitch after offering a scholarship, joining earlier offers from Sacramento State, New Mexico, Loyola-Marymount, UC-Davis and USC. "He said he's impressed with my rebounding ability."

Being a 2016 prospect, Young is a far bit off from making any sort of final decision. He said his high school coach is the one he's leaning on most for advice through the recruiting process. "I'm used to it," he said of the process. "It's manageable.

"I'm going to the Chicago camp in July and I'm probably going to the Pangos camp in a couple of weeks. My main focus is my dribbling and my shooting."

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