2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: James Young



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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: James Young


Position: Shooting Guard

Size: 6-6, 215

School: Kentucky, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Smooth stroke on his jump shot
  • Three-point shooting
  • Catch-and-shoot ability
  • Moves well off the ball
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Slashing ability
  • Body control in the lane
  • Has a nice runner
  • Athleticism
  • Ideal size for an NBA shooting guard
  • Rarely forces the issue




  • Weaknesses:
  • Good, but not great, athlete
  • Finishing around the bucket
  • Needs to improve his ball handling
  • Creating his own shot


  • Summary: Young has one of the prettiest outside strokes in all of college basketball. It is his outside shooting ability that will be his biggest weapon in the NBA and teams are always looking for deadly shooters. He is a capable athlete as well which is why he figures to be a mid-late lottery pick.

    Player Comparison: Aaron Afflalo. Afflalo has developed into a terrific outside shooter which is Young’s M.O. Both guys are better off when others create and set them up for open looks. Afflalo is a more tenacious defender but if Young can continue to improve his all-around game like Afflalo has since arriving in the league, Young should be a dangerous offensive weapon.







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    2014 NBA Mock Draft


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    2014 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








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