Anyway, what a mess that all is. I'm not going to get too much into it. But I do want to mention this: You know what would be great, awesome, what have you? If he really went about doing things without the USTA's assistance. And you know what else could even be greater? If he went about doing things without his parents on-board, too.
Just imagine, Young navigating his way through life on the Tour, just him and a coach with no USTA/agency/parental ties, building his game up to that top-40, -30 or even -20 status like some predicted for him. I don't want to play psychologist here, but I think that's what needs to happen for him to be a well-adjusted individual, which is more important than tennis at this point.
He can't afford to really take time off to evaluate things because he's already far behind tennis-wise as it is. But there is room to make adjustments while he's playing. I really hope he does so.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.