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James Young’s coach describes him as a “perfect” teammate

James Young’s coach John Pleasant was on WLAP this morning to talk to Larry Vaught about his player. A few worry warts have wondered how so many talented players can combine to be happy and functional on one roster next season at Kentucky. According to Pleasant, that shouldn’t be a problem with Young.

“He’ll be the perfect teammate. He can play 20 minutes and score 6 points and be happy. He just wants to win.”

Allen Feldhaus was also on the same broadcast this morning to talk about Dominique Hawkins, who is still in the mix for an offer from Kentucky. Feldhaus was on KSR earlier this week talking about Hawkins’ desire to play for Kentucky. When asked if Hawkins would choose Kentucky if the offer was extended, Feldhaus spoke very confidently that he would accept. Feldhaus reiterated this morning though that, “He is not a walk-on player, and I will leave it at that.”

The news of Ryan Harrow’s transfer from this morning has to be considered a positive move for Dominique Hawkins’ potential future as a Wildcat.


Article written by Ally Tucker

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

28 Comments for James Young’s coach describes him as a “perfect” teammate

  1. wildcat
    3:01 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    he will be a unselfish player

  2. TheHijacker
    3:05 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    If UK wants to win next season, then J Young should not come to uk.

  3. UK
    3:16 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    2) Shut up. Young is a phenomenal player. And if you’re referencing Wiggins, Young already said he would love that competition in practice everyday.

  4. Seriously
    3:31 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    James young is definitely the least talked about top 10 player we have coming in, but he is a beast. I guess fans haven’t been as psyched about him cause they are holding out for wiggins but young is hardly going to be a role player. He will get major minutes next year, great shot

  5. Passenger 57
    3:36 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #2 is a troll. James young is a great player and a good and unselfish teammate. UK will win next year. Let it be written.

  6. Bobbum man
    3:51 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Agreed young is a beast… Arguably the best pure scorer of the bunch

  7. mudcreekmark
    4:21 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    That is the kind of players we had when we won it all last year. Team first, win first players. Young will be a big part of our team next year. I know the Harrison twins and Randle have gotten most of the press but I love the rest of our class also. People will be surprised how good the others are. Other than Willis, I say the rest of the recruits are all better than this years recruits,except maybe Noel and I’d say some of them will be even better than Noel.

  8. bosshog
    4:24 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    2, that is a good one (as in joke)! James Young is the reason why we don’t need Wiggins in order to have a historic year. Cal is right, a commitment from Wiggins will only mean a higher level of dominance. Imagine Randle with his ability to score down low, being fed by Andrew Harrison with Young & Aaron Harrison on the wings and Johnson/Lee free to rebound/clean-up. That offensive set will be lethal….and 6 is right, even some of the NBA scouts say that Young is perhaps the best pure scorer.

  9. yep
    4:26 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    got that Michael Myers hair…..

  10. MacGruber
    4:36 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Young is a warrior, a Kobe Bryant type player. Tremendous drive and will to win.

  11. Here it is
    5:03 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #2 you’re funny…and i don’t mean the ha ha funny.

  12. Ksu
    5:21 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Allen, you know good & well he’s not as good as jarrod was in HS. If you were smart you’d be telling to go with the other options he has. He won’t play much at uk.

  13. Ksu
    5:26 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hawkins isn’t any bigger or better than Anthony hickey.

  14. Issel's two front teeth
    5:45 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #13 Hey Ksu, would you please shut up! Hawkins will be important, against smaller, quicker guards, like Hickey next year, and could start his soph. season.
    Come up with something else to post, five or six times is enough! lol

  15. Ksu
    5:52 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #14, get off the pipe idiot. He must be your classmate. He will never start unless cal leaves & the 5 stars run dry. Go back to pivot man, circle jerk.

  16. Ksu
    5:56 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, forgot. He’s a LOW 3 star recruit. Rated lower than polson & hickey outa HS. He’s 5’10-5’11. If he has western, MSU, & others, get froggy & jump.

  17. Ksu
    6:28 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I guess reality set in.

  18. BlueLionKingX8
    6:52 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hawkins has a opportunity to improve his game in a major way, going up against lottery picks everyday…..who wouldnt take advantage of that!?!?! Skip minutes…….”HE’LL THE STARTING GUARD FOR THE PRACTICE SQUAD AGINST DREAM TEAM”

  19. Puke
    6:53 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hey #16 if your feelin’ all froggy, tom crean has a little something you can jump on.

  20. Ksu
    6:54 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #18, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  21. Ksu
    6:55 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #19, is that all ya got? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  22. Puke
    7:19 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #21 got alot more than that, but don’t want you anywhere near it. However Tom C. and Rick P might enjoy having you be the pivot man in their circle jerk.

  23. ksu
    7:52 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #22, are you actually #14. poor thing. the truth hurts dont it. did you have to look up circle jerk? you got nothing allen. see ya, wouldnt want to be ya punk.

  24. UK's Sucks
    8:02 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t back down 23 your just telling the truth! Don’t know why so many want to act like Hawkins is the second comeing. They bitch that we don’t have enough 4 year kentucky players, then want to pull their rides (Polson and Hood) to get anther bench player. Just for the record Hawkins IS NOT better then Polson out of high school. Plus Polson and Hood at least have the height to play major D1 ball. Hawkins will look like a midget who is too slow great combination!

  25. Maxbps8
    8:11 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hhmmm…Marcus Lee was my odds on leader for my favorite player on next year’s team but James is climbing up the boards. This is going to be one special season. (On a somewhat side-note: Hopefully CoachCal has learned his lesson on the importance of using all the scholarships and senior leadership.)

  26. ksu
    8:19 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    #24, LIKE

  27. kentuckyrules
    8:45 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Young and Randle are both LEFTY’s correct?

  28. Duke sucks
    8:47 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    27) I don’t know if they are right or left but I do know they both are bad ass!