As the summer basketball season is coming to a close, Rivals’ Eric Bossi named his All-Summer 2016 team with predictions on where each player would end up committing.
Two heavy Wildcats targets, Trae Young and P.J. Washington, made Bossi’s All-Summer team and are both predicted to end up at Kentucky.
Young, the 14th ranked player in the country from Oklahoma, drew high praise from Bossi for his performance in multiple events this summer.
A top 15 player in the country, Young had a summer that one would expect for a floor general ranked so highly. He teamed with Michael Porter Jr. to help MoKan Elite win the Peach Jam title while averaging more than 25 points per game. He was terrific at the Pangos All-American Camp and was another member of the 18U USA Basketball team.
Young’s final six is listed as Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Washington. Kentucky currently leads Young’s Crystal Ball with 40 percent.
Washington has been on Kentucky’s radar for quite some time, and Bossi also had some high praise for his consistency as a two-way player.
If there was a lunch pale award for consistently bringing it on both ends of the floor and being reliable, Washington would win it. Whether it was with Team Penny, playing for USA Basketball’s 18U team or at events like the Pangos All-American Camp, Washington could be relied on for steady play and production in the lane while achieving top 20 status.
The 6’7 forward from Nevada recently trimmed his list to eight. That list includes Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State, Texas, UNLV and UCLA. The Crystal Ball currently predicts Washington to Texas with 55 percent, but Kentucky comes in second at 36 percent.
Other UK targets listed on Bossi’s All-Summer team include: DeAndre Ayton (predicted to Kansas), Wendell Carter (predicted to Duke), and Quade Green (predicted to Duke).