Wyoming offered Trace Young, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound small forward from Hartford, Kentucky, on March 31. Young verbally committed to Wyoming on April 13 and signed April 17.
Young also holds offers from Canisius, Howard, North Texas, Indiana State and others. Young visited Wyoming on the weekend of April 7 along with College of Southern Idaho transfer Jake Hendricks, who committed to Wyoming.
He was ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN out of high school. After some time at Huntington Prep, Young spent last season at Mt. Zion Prep (Maryland). He had offers out of high school from schools including Kansas State and Southern California.
Wyoming already has a verbal commitment from 2018 Mt. Zion product Tariq Johnson.
Young said in an interview with PrepHoops.com that play style will factor into his choice of college, as well as opportunity.
“I like to get up and down the floor and play in transition," he said. "My second thing is playing time. I want to go somewhere where I would get to go and play right away, so that’s big for me.”
Both of those work in Wyoming's favor, as the Cowboys play an up-tempo style under head coach Allen Edwards and are currently dealing with at least eight departures from the 2017-18 team.
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Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Wyoming 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/W15dQelA9z— Trace Young (@TraceYoung1) March 31, 2018
Beyond blessed to announce that I have committed to play college basketball at the University of Wyoming ! 🙏🏽🏀 pic.twitter.com/qgdftB4FZt— Trace Young (@TraceYoung1) April 14, 2018