BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Trae Young

Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young of Norman, Okla., is one of the most coveted prospects nationally. Read why on his #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young of Norman, Okla., is one of the most coveted prospects nationally. Read why on his #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike


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Nike Elite 100. St. Louis.Trae Young (Norman, Okla.), Norman North / MoKan Elite
Height: 6’1″

Position: Point Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Young has had some big games in EYBL play and is one of the statistical leaders at the point guard position. He struggled in this matchup against the St. Louis Eagles finishing with 12 points, three assists on 2-13 from the field and seven turnovers. That said, Young is putting up a staggering 21.3 points a game with 7.1 assists to go with it. Improving his 3-point percentage from right at 30 into the high 30’s or low 40’s will help create seperation at the collegiate level in a guard-dominated landscape.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NPBA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Young is a productive point guard who can distribute and get his shot off at this high level. He delivered the ball to his teammates in transition and off of the ball screen action in the half court. He was able to split defenders in that ball screen action and make jumpers or floaters.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NPBA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Young is a solid option at the point position. He’s a lean-framed guard who will pass the ball to get his team involved. Young struggled to make the open shot here but liked his form / mechanics.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Young is a point who plays with an edge. He pushes the tempo and can shoot the ball at a high clip. Although he has a slight build, he is skilled in that he can handle with either hand.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Young is a solid point guard who struggled a little with the size of the Family guards. In that regard, Young has the style of a CJ Walker but lacks the strength.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Young was solid here playing primarily the point guard position. He didn’t seem comfortable there on day one but eased into the second day even tossing a nice lob to a teammate on the break. Young is a sharp shooter on the perimeter with his feet set. With his size/strength, we project him at the point guard position unless he is able to grow three/four inches. He’s not an elite leaper like Kwe Parker (NC-16) to be able to play off despite the height differential.

Highlights of Young courtesy of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB