Recruiting Roundup: Donaven Younger


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Meet top-75 2023 prospect Donaven Younger. The 6’8 forward from Bolingbrook High School (IL) uses his functional athleticism and length to thrive on offense. He’s a strong rim runner, effective in the pick-and-roll, and has a nice overall feel for the game. Younger runs with Meanstreets (IL) on the Nike EYBL circuit and will look to make up for lost time in 2022 after missing some action this past summer due to an injury.


This week, Younger spent some time chatting with Pro Insight’s Jake Lieberman about his recruitment.


For the next installment of “Recruiting Roundup,” we present class of 2023 prospect Donaven Younger from Bolingbrook, Illinois:


Pro Insight: What's the current breakdown of your visits, offers, and interest?


Donaven Younger: I have a few offers and have interest from a few good D1 programs. I plan to start visits in a few months, and I’ve been talking to many coaches.


PI: Which programs have been prioritizing or showing the most interest in you?


DV: University of Tulsa has definitely been prioritizing me the most with the most interest.


PI: What kind of role do you see yourself filling at the next level?


DV: At the next level, I see myself being an overall player with skill on all parts of the floor to help my team win.


PI: Did you have any dream schools growing up?


DV: Growing up, I always liked Kentucky and Michigan State.


PI: If you could team up with any high school player in the country when you guys get to college, who would you pick?


DV: If I could team up with anyone it would probably be someone like Jeremy Fears. I’ve played with him and against him and he’s very competitive and uplifts his teammates in positive ways.


PI: What are your three main priorities when narrowing down and eventually making a final decision with your recruitment?


DV: I care most about the coaches pulling for me, education, and how that university can impact my life after college.


PI: How's your timeline looking?


DV: As of now, I’m getting ready for my high school season with Bolingbrook High School. I’ve been working on getting stronger and working on my game on the court, and I plan on going on visits and talking to more coaches when the season starts.


PI: If you could sum up your recruitment process up to this point in three or four words, what would they be?


DV: An exciting process.