Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pelphrey gets five-star guard

B.J. Young’s rise from locally-known prospect to five-star guard culminated Sunday, as the McCluer North (Mo.) product committed to Arkansas.

“I felt really good about everything that was going on, and [with] players that were coming in with me, we can have something special,” Young said in a text message.

Young, a 6-foot-2 guard who can really fill it up, also held offers from Baylor, Illinois, Illinois State, Providence, Marquette, Indiana, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Iowa and others.

“I knew I wanted to commit a while ago,” he said. “This has just been a fantasy of mine since I was little, down here with my family, they wanted me to go here.”

He had zero offers prior to the spring, and has only played a half-season of high school basketball due to a transfer and academic troubles.

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