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Posted: Thursday October 11, 2012 11:33PM ; Updated: Thursday October 11, 2012 11:35PM

Michigan hoops star Young commits to Kentucky

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan prep standout James Young says he's going to play basketball at Kentucky.

Young is ranked No. 5 on ESPN's list of top recruits, giving Kentucky three of the top five so far. The defending champions also landed highly touted Texas twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison.

The 6-foot-6 Young is from Rochester High School. He announced his choice Thursday on ESPNU after reportedly considering Michigan State, Kansas and Syracuse.

Young says he's always dreamed of going to Kentucky. His verbal commitment is non-binding. Players can begin signing letters of intent for the 2013-14 season Nov. 14.

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