Latest Team Rankings
Free Text Alerts
|ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports|
|College Teams||High Schools|
August 19, 2013
The 2017 class is shaping up to be extremely solid with a lot of talented freshman to be. Kentucky Preps will be taking a look at some of the best freshman to be in a series called Freshman Spotlight. We'll be asking each of the players 20 questions to get to know some of them as they start their high school career.
2017 Ohio County Forward Trace Young was a contributor last season for Ohio County as they made the Sweet 16. He averaged 2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game as an eighth grader. He was also named honorable mention at the Crossroads Elite 125 Camp in Nashville, TN a little over a week ago.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What High School will you be attending?
A. (Trace Young): Ohio County High School.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
A. (TY): By playing up with the Louisville Magic, it helped me better prepare for the speed and physicality of the varsity level.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
A. (TY): My personal goal is to earn a varsity starting spot and do whatever I can to help my team be successful.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
A. (TY): To win district, region and return to the state tournament.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
A. (TY): I'm 6' 6" 170 pounds.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
A. (TY): I am a versatile slasher that can play all five positions.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
A. (TY): My strengths are using my length to score in transition and block shots.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
A. (TY): I need to improve my off hand and my jump shot.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
A. (TY): I hope to get a free education.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
A. (TY): Not yet but hopefully soon.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
A. (TY): Spiders.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
A. (TY): I feel like I make friends easily.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. (TY): My nickname is E.T. Because I have long arms and fingers like E.T.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
A. (TY): I can draw pretty well and play the piano some.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
A. (TY): Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they will tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. -Will Smith The Pursuit of Happiness.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
A. (TY): My favorite food is mandarin oranges.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
A. (TY): My biggest role model is my grandfather, because he is the hardest worker I know.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
A. (TY): My dream school is the University of Kentucky.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
A. (TY): My dream coach would be Doc Rivers, because he seems to be successful everywhere he has been.
Q. (DY): Whose game do you model yours after?
A. (TY): I don't model my game after any single player. I try to take the best from everyone and put it into my game.