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Elite PG Trae Young cuts list; Says UK among school recruiting him hardest

Trae Young has made a strong case to be considered the best point guard in the Class of 2017.

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The Kentucky Wildcats already have a loaded 2016 class signed, sealed and delivered.

That's given John Calipari and his staff more time to focus on the 2017 class, and one of their top targets is point guard Trae Young. The Norman North High School (Oklahoma) product is rated by most services as a top-30 prospect (highest is No. 25 by ESPN), but he had a great summer showing and is off to a hot start early in his junior season. That's why the likes of Duke, Kansas and of course, Kentucky, have offered Young.

Today, Young announced his final 11, and those three joined a host of other schools in consideration.

While those 11 are still in the running, UK is one of the schools recruiting Young the hardest, as's Evan Daniels reports:

He (Young) told Scout on Saturday that Oklahoma, Kentucky and Kansas are among the schools recruiting him the hardest. Oklahoma and Kansas had an assistant at each of his games this weekend. Scott Drew, Shaka Smart and an assistant from Missouri also watched Young on Saturday.

Paul Ferguson at USA TODAY wrote a good piece on Young's rise that has him possibly being the best guard prospect in 2017. Here are some highlights of Young in action: