Jazelle Young Kenwood Academy (2023)
Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Jazelle Young was just named the #20 player in the state of Illinois, in the class of 2023(per Prep Hoops) as she look to make her mark this upcoming season. The 6-foot Loyola commit was nothing short of greatness. You saw the raw talent Young possess and she was able to put that on full display at SimpsonElite Runs. Young was doing everything on the floor, communicating, defending, rebounding, scoring and making others around her better. Young likes to do her work at the high post, that way it gives her shot, pass, spacing and time to make her reads. Young has a real feel for the game, making the right reads and creating her own shot is what separates her from most players, and at that size, rightfully so. She knows how to fill lanes when running in transition for open layups. She works really hard on the glass, one time she rebounded the ball 3 straight times until she finally finished the layup, a real workhorse. Young guard skills was really impressive, she isn't flashy but she can almost beat the defender off the bounce each time down. She can defend every position on the floor and she does a great job at creating mismatches in the flow of the game. Young will have a breakout season this year and I'm looking forward to seeing her climb the rankings this upcoming season.