ROCHESTER HILLS — As one of highest-ranked prep basketball players to hail from Michigan in the past quarter century, James Young has garnered plenty of attention.
The 6-foot-7 senior guard from Rochester High earned yet another high honor on Friday.
Young was selected to participate in the annual McDonald’s All-American Game, which will be played on April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
Young, who moved from Troy to Rochester High over the summer, is averaging around 28 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and five steals a game for the Falcons, who are 13-2 this season and have not lost in five weeks. Rochester is currently one game behind undefeated Rochester Adams in the OAA White Division behind young’s lead role.
The leading candidate for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball, Young is hoping to help lead Rochester to its first district crown next month since 1988.
The talented Young, who has already signed with defending NCAA national champion Kentucky, played for three years at Troy High, where he earned multiple awards. He is a two-time All-State First Team selection in Class A and also was named All-Metro North, All-Oakland County First Team, All-North Oakland Area First Team and All-OAA White Division First Team the past two seasons.