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James Young Tidbits


2013 Kentucky target and rumored Kentucky lean James Young went off for 34 points this morning in front of John Calipari, Bill Self and Tom Izzo, among others. Young was 5-6 from three point range to lead his team to a 80-76 win.

A few interesting tidbits came out this morning as well, such as recruiting guru Evan Daniels stating that he believes there is a high probability that Young will pick Kentucky over Michigan State. Daniels believes the key will be getting Young on campus in August. Young also told ZagsBlog that “I’m just looking for my best college, the one that’s going to get me one-and-done.” That doesn’t smell anything like Michigan State to me. Young also mentioned the possibility of getting a monster recruiting class together at Kentucky that might include the Harrison twins and Julius Randle and/or Andrew Wiggins. “Great class, I don’t think we can be stopped. Honestly if we get that class together, I think we’ll be tough to beat.”

In fairness to Michigan State’s chances, Young has mentioned the possibility of a package deal to Michigan State with Wes Clark.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

20 Comments for James Young Tidbits

  1. enes
    11:53 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Sure kid, the school that can do the most for you. Take that attitude somewhere else.

  2. James Young
    11:56 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Probably wasn’t my best quote of all time….

  3. bleedblue
    11:59 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    i really he commits to kentucky i have watched him before and he is beast

  4. Vrbyvt
    12:01 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t be stupid. There’s nothing wrong with a first round talent being one and done. Talking about it makes you honest, not selfish.

  5. ukfaninohio
    12:03 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Really?I wish players like this was allowed to just go to the nba get drafted in the second round and forgot about within three years.

    12:05 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    #1… It is not an “attitude”, but common sense. College is not for everyone. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either arrogant or lives in the past.

  7. DCS195
    12:15 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    #6. I’m not sure what you mean by the connect between one’s attitude and living in the past as though people had respect and determination about going to college years ago. I went to college with a guy 40 years ago that played cards all night and slept all day. There is as much if not more respect and determination about to college today than in years past. It’s just not everyone that has it now, never has and never will.

  8. DCS195
    12:21 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    #5. Watch out for what you wish for. If your wish had applied last year, then no AD or MKG on the team for sure, and probably no #8 hanging in the rafters.

  9. Billy Clyde
    12:23 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Number 7, I don’t what the hell you’re saying but I think I like it.

  10. James Young
    12:30 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Ya know, coming to Kentucky would help me improve off of the court, too. I could get all sorts of experience playing the media, and keep myself from receiving negative publicity over such a docile comment. I understand now that fans want a team with potential top 5 picks at each position with potential 1st rounders backing them up, and want each player to act as though his true intention is to stay all four year, cry when he goes through senior day, and act like passing up 3 years of 1st rounder salary was TOTALLY worth it.

    See, I’m a fast learner 😀

  11. Han
    12:32 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    1) I’m going to go to college wherever I can help the school most because the well-being of a university is more important to the students than their own careers and future. I don’t care if I never get a job as long as I give the college 4-years of my life so they can be a better school.

    Brilliant reasoning.

  12. kentucky baseball
    12:44 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    hes coming

  13. Bill Self
    12:58 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Thats a terrible wig.

  14. Hamburger
    1:05 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Wow! Lots of bickering today! Hey, Mr. Young! Come to UK! I don’t care if it’s one year or four. In the end, I’d wish you’d stay longer but understand when your offered tons of money to go be a pro.

    Play by the rules. Not your personal opinions folks.

  15. James Young
    1:29 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

  16. JWill
    1:39 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone who posts a link to a Beastie Boys song is all-american in my book.

  17. i.b.poe
    2:02 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Right on it.

  18. i.b.poe
    2:02 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink


  19. Les Feldick
    2:07 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Mr. Young, I am a rancher and part-time theologian. I appreciate your honesty, and see nothing with your sentiment. Were I in your position, I would think likewise.

  20. i.b.poe
    2:35 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Well, 40 years ago a degree meant something. My brother’s wife has a master’s degree in international business — still looking for a job.

    If a kid can get a paycheck without racking up $80k and six years of studying, well go get it. I personally am still paying off student loans that have nothing to do with my career. The business model that universities have adapted makes me sick.

    If a social work student was offered millions after one year of school, wouldn’t that person take it?

    And don’t give me the “well, they aren’t qualified for the work” stuff. These bball players are qualified. They’re just skipping the crap.
    Good for them