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Trae Young to visit Kentucky Basketball again; will not sign early

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Not ideal for UK, but not surprising.

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The Kentucky Wildcats will not get an answer from Trae Young during the early signing period.

The five-star point guard’s father told the Herald-Leader that there will be no national letter of intent signed during the early signing period, which runs from No. 9-16.

Ray Young told the Herald-Leader on Tuesday night that Trae is “100 percent” planning to wait until the spring before signing with a school.

“He’s going to sign late, but he’ll probably commit right after the new year,” he said.

Ray added that “Trae is really, really high on Kentucky. He and Cal talk every other day.” He also said Trae plans to attend a UK game this season.

Still, this is bad news for UK, who continues to push hard for fellow 2017 point guard Quade Green. The plan is for Green to make his college decision on Nov. 19, and his preference thus far has been to play at a different college than Young.

It’s very rare to see two pure five-star point guards go to the same school, so this could put UK in a bind as to how they handle the recruitment of both players.

Does UK take Green now and pass on Young?

Doubtful, but it is in the realm of possibility.

Do they continue to push hard for both and let the chips fall how they do?

Likely, but if they do and Green picks Syracuse, this leaves open the possibility of Young later picking Oklahoma, leaving the Wildcats to miss out on both of their top point guard targets for 2017.