James Young appeared in all 40 games and started 39 as a freshman at Kentucky towards averages of 14.3 points (second on team) and 4.3 rebounds (fourth on team). He was voted to the All-SEC Freshman Team and All-SEC Second Team by the coaches, and made 82 three-pointers (second most in a single season by a UK freshman).
On Wednesday, June 4, Young was one of 12 prospects to go through a pre-draft workout in front of Lakers brass at the team's practice facility. PHOTO GALLERY
Below is a transcription of his comments to assembled media members:
Q: On if he proved himself in just one year at Kentucky:
Young: Definitely. I showed I can score, rebound and just go out there and compete.
Q: On his more natural position, whether that be shooting guard or small forward:
Young: More of a two. I’ve been playing the two most of my career until I got to Kentucky.
Q: On if playing at Kentucky prepared himself for the NBA:
Young: Our practices were two or three a days and it was always hard and long. It definitely prepared me for something like this.
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NBA Draft Combine Measurements
Hand Length: 9.0 inches
Hand Width: 9.5 inches
Standing Reach: 8 feet, 8 inches
Wingspan: 7 feet
*Young did not participate in the drills portion at the NBA Draft Combine.