Rochester High School
Rivals.com: No. 8 player overall, No. 2 shooting guard**
ESPN Recruiting: No. 5 player overall, No. 2 shooting guard**
Scout.com: No. 7 player overall, No. 2 shooting guard**
(** Behind Aaron Harrison)
ESPN Recruiting Report…
An explosive left handed scorer with a legit long range jumper beyond the arc out to 22%u2019. To be considered the best at this position one cannot get ready to score the basketball one must be ready to score the basketball. Young possesses that mind set which puts tremendous pressure on any defense. His frame is long and lanky while his dribble is low and quick which allows him to beat his man. Once inside the painted area his soft touch and body control with length makes him finish or get to the free throw line where he shoots a high percentage. Young is an able rebounder with his strong body and athletic ability. He has the ability to take over games offensively and has a solid skill package.
James needs to be more consistent with his effort. Developing a dominant demeanor throughout the entire game. Right now his strength and athletic ability are generally too much for his opponent but that can change as players get older, bigger and stronger.
He is special because he contributes to his team even when he is not scoring which makes him even more valuable. For example he possesses a feel and vision for when to score and when to keep the ball moving. This is evident by how he passese the ball quickly and early when reading his defender and a defense. He has high level athletic ability and solid skill. Everyone loves those players that can just “go get you a bucket” and Mr. Young is one of those players.
Scout.com Recruiting Report…
James Young has developed into one of the top all around scorers in the 2013 class. Young, who stands every bit of 6-foot-5, has good size and is an impressive athlete. His jump shot off the catch is consistent and the southpaw finds ways to get to the basket. There are still areas for improvement like his ball handling and strength, but Young has the potential to be a McDonald’s All-American.
Considering: Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas and Syracuse
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