Trace Young Makes it Six Signings for Cowboys Hoops
Laramie -- Trace Young, a 6-9, 210-pound forward, has become the sixth player signed to a letter of content with the Wyoming basketball team for the 2018-19 season, the second one from Mt. Zion Prep in Baltimore, head coach Allen Edwards announced Tuesday.
Prep school teammate Tariq Johnson was among the players who signed with the Cowboys last week.
Young is rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals. He averaged 15 points, five rebounds and three assists per game the past season on one of the nation's top prep school teams in the country. Mt. Zion defeated the top-ranked team in the country, Brewster Academy, 72-68 on Nov. 19, 2017. Young scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds in that victory.
"Trace is a young man with tremendous talent, who can play anywhere on the floor from the point position all the way to the four spot," said Wyoming head coach Edwards. "Being 6'9", he handles it well, shoots it well and defends well. The aspect of Trace's game that may be under appreciated is his basketball IQ."
Assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough agreed.
"Trace (Young) is a muli-talented player. He can dribble, pass and shoot and is extremely athletic," Kimbrough said. "He can really elevate what we are trying to do offensively and defensively and exemplifies what Coach (Allen) Edwards wants to do with this team moving forward. Trace is a cross between Hayden Dalton and Alan Herndon. He can play like a guard, but can also play that big position for us."
Young is originally from Owensboro, Ky., and played his high school basketball at North Hardin High School in Kentucky.
Coming out of high school, Young had recruiting interest from DePaul, Kansas State, UMass, South Florida, Texas Tech and USC. Coming out of Mt. Zion Prep he had recruiting interest from Georgia Tech, Maryland, Memphis, Texas Tech and Rutgers.