2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Patric Young



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Patric Young


Position: Power Forward

Size: 6-9, 249

School: Florida, Junior


Strengths:
  • NBA-ready build
  • Very physical
  • Terrific motor
  • A terror on the glass
  • Athleticism
  • Runs the floor well
  • Active defender
  • Establishing position on the block
  • Right-handed hook shot
  • Explosive at the rim




  • Weaknesses:
  • Limited to around five feet from the hoop offensively
  • Face up game
  • Jump shot
  • Post moves to his right shoulder
  • Free throw shooting
  • Ball handling


  • Summary: At this point, Young is what he is; a physical, active post player who brings terrific energy to both ends of the floor and attacks the glass. His offensive game is still limited to around the basket, but he should be able to find a spot off some NBA team’s bench as a role player. It wouldn’t shock me if Young sneaks his way into the first round but the early second round seems like a more likely landing spot.

    Player Comparison: Reggie Evans. Limited in what he can do on the offensive end, Evans has made a living in the NBA with his rebounding and physicality. Until Young becomes a more well-rounded player with the ball in his hands, he will have to follow a similar path as Evans being a role player who defends and attacks the glass. Young is a much better athlete and more explosive than Evans, but those opportunities only come in transition or while cleaning up the offensive glass.







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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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