Friday, November 10, 2017

Young Excels at Competitive High School Event

Danny Young Jr. 5'10" PG 2022 Shaker Heights
Although he was the youngest player (8th grader) at Next Up Recruit’s Ohio Camp last month, Danny Young Jr. (5’10/PG/2022/Shaker Heights) logged in a standout performance and was recognized along with some of the top high school players in the state.  In fact, evaluators had this to say about Young: “Danny Young Jr. – 2022 5’10 G – Shaker Heights (OH) The youngest camper in attendance, but you could not tell by his performance. Danny is a coach’s son, holding a high IQ and he has a good feel for the game. This PG helps run his team on both ends. He is a lock-down perimeter defender and has a lot of potential and upside. “ 

Of course we’re well aware of Young’s talent, as he has participated in our Buckeye Prep events for several years.  As a matter of fact, Young has been a perennial all-star at our showcases; consequently, he’s a “Potential Top 10” player on our list of the top 8th graders in the state, and he recently received Second Team All-Ohio honors. Moreover, Young was selected to play in the prestigious Ohio North vs South and Ohio vs Michigan all-star games in September.

From what we’ve seen of Young the past couple of year, his game is consistent with the above evaluator’s assessment.  Based on Young’s current body of work, college basketball at some level is a real possibility.

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