By LARRY VAUGHT
Who is going to be the first player in the 2017 recruiting class to commit to Kentucky and coach John Calipari?
My guess is Oklahoma point guard Trae Young, a player who has seemed to be the top priority for Calipari in this class for over a year. He can handle the ball, shoot from long range and pass to set up others for easy shots.
He also has superior quickness that Calipari loves in point guards and has the ability to finish at the rim, another trait that Calipari wants in his point guard.
He will make an official visit to UK for Big Blue Madness and the Cats’ main competition seems to be Oklahoma and coach Lon Kruger.
Young was co-MVP at the Nike Peach Jam when he averaged 27 points and almost seven assists per game. He also shot almost 50 percent from 3-point range.
Getting a commitment from a top point guard could jump start UK’s recruiting class in a year that Calipari needs to sign six to eight players.