Young to Butler

30 Aug

Kyle YoungOhio’s top uncommitted senior for the class of 2017 has officially changed, as 6’7 Massillon Jackson forward Kyle Young became the latest prospect to make a verbal commitment this fall, choosing the Butler Bulldogs in an announcement via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Young, listed by TDP as the #3 prospect in Ohio’s 2017 class, made that announcement during a visit to Butler’s Indianapolis campus, giving Coach Chris Holtmann something to be very excited about in landing a consensus top-100 prospect nationally.

To land Young, Butler had to beat out some tough competition, as the skilled forward had previously announced a final five of Butler, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue and Clemson back in late July. The Bulldogs had been seen as going neck and neck with Ohio State and Purdue to land Young’s services; however, the campus visit yesterday was able to seal the deal.

Young’s playing style is an ideal fit for Butler’s system, as Young is a big and skilled shot-maker with deep range, a big frame and above average athleticism. Different scouts see Young playing either the three or the four at the college level, but his shooting ability and strength might make him a potential combo forward, who could easily contend to earn early minutes for the Bulldogs in 2017-2018.

Ohio’s 2017 class now has ten players committed to NCAA D1 schools, with Pickerington Central’s Sterling Manley and Akron STVSM’s Jayvon Graves now becoming the most highly sought after prospects according to our rankings.

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