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Report: 2016 three-star big man Kalif Young "likely choosing" between Marquette and Providence

Young's father told SNY's Adam Zagoria on Wednesday.

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While some teams have their rosters complete for the 2016-17 season, at least one Big East team will be adding three-star big man Kalif Young in the next couple weeks.

Young's father, Tony Young, spoke with SNY's Adam Zagoria on Wednesday and said the following,

"Essentially right now, he's down to two schools. So it's between Marquette and Providence"

Let's take a look at Marquette and Providence, and how their rosters look at the moment.


The Golden Eagles have had the Big East's busiest offseason. They've added guards Katin Reinhardt and Markus Howard, and also forward Sam Hauser.

They also said goodbye to the Ellenson brothers, with Henry headed to the NBA and Wally focusing on track and field.

The six-foot-nine Young would be a great fit with the Golden Eagles, who currently have a lack of size outside of Luke Fischer.

With the departure of Wally Ellenson, Marquette has one scholarship open for next season.


The Friars have a bit less roster flexibility than Marquette.

While everyone waits to hear what Ben Bentil will ultimately decide in regards to the NBA Draft, Ed Cooley and his staff are staying busy, landing 2016 wing Alpha Diallo last week.

Providence currently has one open scholarship for next season, and that's if Bentil leaves. If he comes back to school, the Friars are at the limit for 2016-17.