Prospect Profile: James Young

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Kentucky
by Emily Wade
Nuggets.com

“I feel that I'm ready to take the next step to the NBA," Young said.


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'6" 215 7'0" Guard Kentucky Rochester, Michigan

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2013-14 40 32.4 183 450 .407 125 177 .706 4.3 1.7 0.8 0.2 573 14.3
Totals 40 32.4 183 450 .407 125 177 .706 4.3 1.7 0.8 0.2 573 14.3

Three-point field goals: 82-for-235 (.349).


Accolades

  • 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.

Strengths

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.


Quotes

"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."

Matt Kamalsky, DraftExpress

"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."

Chad Ford, ESPN Insider

"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."

Gary Parrish, CBSSports College Basketball Insider


Projections

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