B.J. Young, SG, Arkansas
There is a wide range of possibilities for Young, a 20-year-old sophomore from Florissant, Missouri. He is quick, athletic and has potential to be a solid defensive guard at the NBA level. However, an inconsistent sophomore season has opened the door for questions about his ability to produce on a nightly basis. He averaged 15.2 points, which was actually a 0.1-point decrease from his stellar freshman season. Young considered entering the 2012 Draft, but remained at Arkansas to help improve his stock. Still, he remains as a fringe first-round prospect and perhaps even falling as low as the middle of round two.
Chad Ford of ESPN wrote, “Young was poised to be a possible lottery pick at the start of the season. Teams loved his size, athleticism and his scoring ability as a combo guard. However, Young struggled to live up to the promise of his freshman year. While his numbers are virtually identical across the board, his shooting percentages plummeted as a sophomore and by the end of the season he was no longer in the starting lineup for Arkansas.”
Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to Draft Express.com: