Future Cat James Young has grown since last season

James Young - photo by Ricardo Thomas/Detroit News
James Young – photo by Ricardo Thomas/Detroit News

For the past two seasons, was the engine that drove Troy High basketball. He led the team in scoring and last season was named to The Detroit News Dream Team — the lone junior to be honored. Welcome to Rochester High.

Young, who is The News’ top player and No. 1 candidate to win the Mr. Basketball Award, lived with his legal guardian in Troy the past two seasons before moving back with his mother, Tiplance Vernon, in August.

So how has the change of scenery affected a player who averaged 25 points last season and signed with Kentucky?

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