Tweet watch: James Young arrives in Lexington

broberts@herald-leader.comAugust 25, 2013 

James Young dunked during last week's McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. (McDonald's photo)

University of Kentucky freshman basketball player James Young has arrived in Lexington, according to one of his childhood friends from Michigan.

Evan Mahone posted a photo to Instagram of Young shooting at the Joe Craft Center and another of he and the UK forward on campus Saturday night. Mahone was also one of Young’s high school teammates.

Young was one of three UK freshmen who did not show up for summer classes in Lexington, which led to speculation about his eligibility for the 2013-14 season. His godfather (who is also Evan Mahone’s father) and high school coach both told the Herald-Leader this month that there were no problems and the McDonald’s All-American would be on campus in time for the fall semester. Young eliminated all doubt when he posted a picture of his official UK acceptance letter last week.

Andrew and Aaron Harrison — the other two UK freshmen who missed summer school — are also on campus. Classes start Wednesday.

Read more UK recruiting news at Next Cats

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