6’0 Rassell Young out of Charlottesville, Virginia, is a hard-working guard that has a lot of sauce to his game. In iso situations, you can tell that he is having fun putting defenders in the blender. The kid is already…
6’0 Rassell Young out of Charlottesville, Virginia, is a hard-working guard that has a lot of sauce to his game. In iso situations, you can tell that he is having fun putting defenders in the blender. The kid is already nice, and he is going to put on for Virginia.
City/State: Charlottesville, Virginia
Possible High School: United Christian Academy
Club Team: DC Premier
Here is our Q & A with Rassell Young:
You’ve recently been ranked by some publications as a Top 100 prospect. How do you feel about that? Give us your thoughts both ways.
Honestly, the rankings make me push harder; being exactly ranked 100 makes me happy but mad. I’m happy because it just makes me go even harder. While my name is on there, there’s no respect in my opinion why I’m at 100. I use my anger to motivate me, to go harder, but I’m very humble and thankful to be a part of the rankings.
What is something that drives you to get better?
Due to the previous question and answer, the thing that make me push harder is my dad. You won’t go hard if you don’t love games, so my dad doesn’t have to tell me to go hard. I’ll do that on my own I get tired sometimes, but I think about people out in the world who are working while I’m not working, so if I’m not going hard, somebody else is getting better than me.
How would you describe your game?
I feel like I’m a shifty big guard who is pass-first and likes to get their teammates involved. I can shoot all around and can get to the basket whenever I need to.
What are you working on to get better at?
Defense is a big part of the game now, especially as I’m getting older, and that’s what college and high school coaches are looking for, so I’m focusing on getting my defense better .
What is basketball like in your area?
I live in a small city, so if someone makes it to college or even a big top-notch high school, it’s really big for that city cause of how small it is. A lot of people play. It’s just a lot of people who play and doesn’t get anywhere, but it’s some talented people in my area.
Are there any local legends you look up to?
No, not really
Do you get your game from your mom or dad’s side? Did they play?
Definitely got my game from my dad’s side he’s a big impact on how I play now; I’ve learned everything from him. Also, from my dad’s side, my cousin Mike James played in the NBA for 13 years.
* Michael Jones play at the University of Maryland and was un-drafted but was a mainstay in the league.
8. What is your dream college?
⁃My favorite team is Duke, but I want to go somewhere that is a high academic D1 school like Georgetown or any other school other school that is high academic. Then, I would say Duke and North Carolina. I wouldn’t mind going to one of those under the radar schools because I want to bring a team who’s not used to going to the NCAA Tournament a possible Championship and be the man going up against Duke or a big school and winning with other Top 5 players on the team.
What player do you pattern your game after?
Deron Williams, who played for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s tough, and we both mostly have similarities to our games.
Do you play any other sports?
What is your go-to move?
Definitely a hesi-go, or a cross over or a Tim Hardaway between cross.
Who are your favorite players, and why?
My favorite player is Steph Curry because he’s just a big impact to the game. He can create, pass and go off the dribble and get into his shot. He can go anywhere on the court and get any shot he wants. He, in my opinion, is the greatest point guard of all time.
You have some sauce to your game. Where does that come from?
Definitely from my dad; he played ball in college and was about to go pro until he got injured badly, but he’s taught me a lot, and he has made me the player I am.