Prospect Profile: James Young
In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Kentucky
“I feel that I'm ready to take the next step to the NBA," Young said.
Three-point field goals: 82-for-235 (.349).
- Selected to the All-Final Four Tournament Team.
- Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team and All-SEC Second Team.
- Knocked down 82 three-pointers, the second most by a Kentucky freshman.
Very good size and athleticism on the wing. Has good form and shoots with range. Shifty on the dribble-drive. Light on his feet. Gets looks over the top of the defense.
"Young has prototypical size for a NBA wing, with a 215-pound frame that should continue to improve over time. He does not possess tremendous speed or burst off the dribble, but is an exceptionally fluid athlete who can rise up and play above the rim with a head of steam when given a lane."
"His size for the position and his shooting stroke, combined with the fact that he's one of three players left in our Top 100 who still is 18 years old, give scouts hope that he wasn't close to realizing his full potential at Kentucky."
"Young didn't shoot it all that well in one season at Kentucky. But his stroke is fine, and NBA people trust it enough to make him a lottery pick."
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