Speculation throughout this past basketball season had Troy forward and the state’s top senior-to-be James Young going to a prep school out east or transferring to some other school for his senior year.
Well, it looks like Young is staying put. Troy coach Gary Fralick said Young participated in 16 of Troy’s 20 team camp games and is looking forward to his senior year in Oakland County. Troy will have seven of its top nine players back. That might have been a factor. Troy will also move up a division in the OAA and be paired with teams like Clarkston and Pontiac. The competition has increased.
Selfishly, I’m happy Young is coming back to Troy. He’s a tremendous talent and is good enough to lead the Colts to the Breslin Center. Young will be the top candidate for the Mr. Basketball award and, no, he has yet to decide what college he will attend.
Kentucky and Michigan State appear to be in the lead for Young but it’s early.