I’d like to see Ray Allen do this.
The NBA Combine is underway as the best in the biz put on their analyzing glasses to break down the future of the NBA. James Young isn’t competing in drills, but that hasn’t stopped ESPN’s Chad Ford from giving him high praises.
“There was a lot of pressure on him to be the primary perimeter shooter on this team,” Ford said. “Kentucky, if they had a weakness this year, it’s that they didn’t really have great perimeter shooters on this team, which forced him to take a lot of shots that weren’t ideal shots or within rhythm. He won’t have to do that at the next level at the NBA. So when you combine size with what most scouts see in that form and see a guy who can be a 40 percent or higher 3-point shooter at the next level. Good athlete, not elite athletic, but good athlete.”
Ford and Fran Fraschilla compared his game to Bradley Beal’s, but Jay Williams believes he can become an elite shooter on the same level as the NBA’s all-time 3-point shooter, Ray Allen.
The difference between Young and the current NBA superstars? No one on the corner have a swagger like Young, who was rockin’ the J’s below today at the combine.
You can read Adam Zagoria’s full report here, or you can tell me why in the hell they measure people without their shoes on.