Thursday, July 25, 2013

James Young NBA Draft Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect James Young

6-6 - Small Forward - Kentucky

A slasher (lefty) with a great feel for scoring the ball and a really accurate three point shot.

Pros
Is an excellent athlete with deceptive speed. Has the length and leaping ability to play above the rim and gets good hang time in the lane. Creative scorer who hits on circus layups, runners, floaters and mid range jumpers. Has really good accuracy from three point land.

Shows a good commitment to defense and has the physical tools to defend the perimeter or man up in the post.

Cons
A bit low and slow on his release and has a slight hitch in his shot. Could struggle getting his shot against taller, quicker defenders.

Not the most intense or passionate defender and needs to be sure to bring it on that end of the floor every possession.

Projection: mid first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft