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Report: Top 5 recruit James Young commits to Kentucky

The rich get richer. In this case, it is Kentucky basketball securing another highly touted prospect.

James Young, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Rochester, Mich., committed to the the defending national champions on Thursday, reports after averaging 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season. Young will be a senior this year and is rated as high as No. 5 by some recruiting services.

"Kentucky has always been my dream school," Young said, "Once I went up there to visit, I just fell in love with the place. I'm not just looking for the NBA. I'm looking for an education and a national championship and that's about it."

Young is the third player, all top-five recruits, to commit to Kentucky in the past seven days. He joins the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, to form what is quickly cementing itself as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for 2013.

Young said he was excited about playing with the Harrison twins and has watched them play over the summer.
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