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ESPN Guys Compare James Young to Ray Allen and Bradley Beal

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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.

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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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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20 Comments for ESPN Guys Compare James Young to Ray Allen and Bradley Beal



  1. Shocklee
    3:08 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    I’m just gonna say that I didn’t get this out of their conversation. It was more they compared Young to Beal in term that Beal didnt shoot a great percentage in college but he does in the NBA. He believed the same would happen to young.



  2. Cody
    3:16 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    Because they want to know how tall they actually are. Measuring only in shoes isn’t an accurate depiction of height because different shoes put you at a different height. For an extreme example, someone in high heels will be 4 inches taller than when they wear sandals. How tall are they really? Do you go with the sandals, heels, average them? Bottom line is, the soles of their shoes change and are inconsistent, their height in socks does not.



    • ???
      3:18 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      Wrong article?



    • Cody
      3:22 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      No, read the last line.



    • shmikey
      3:24 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      Weird, right? The real question is why do they measure them with and without shoes. Don’t see a point in that.



    • Steve
      4:33 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, it makes no sense to measure with shoes. I get that basketball is played with shoes on, but then why not measure football players in cleats and helmet? That’s just about as goofy. Bottom line, the standing reach is only meaningful when also considering the height without shoes, which I would imagine is the reason for the no shoes measurement.



  3. bleedblueky
    3:17 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    Missed today’s radio show and couldn’t locate this podcast anywhere 🙁



  4. jq
    3:17 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    ” you can tell me why in the hell they measure people without their shoes on.”

    For the same reasons they let idiots like you with the IQ of a 3 year dead dog, write on blogs! DUH



    • Confused
      3:38 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      They let idiots w the IQ of a 3 year dead dog write on blogs to see how tall they are? Weird.



  5. Jdog
    3:29 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    UMM Ray Allen is VERY athletic…. Not so much now, but when he was younger… Just saying.. But I hope James Young can become as impactful a player in the NBA as Ray Allen… Go Cats



    • yup
      3:48 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      i saw Ray Allen at the ope practice / shootaround at Rupp when UCONN came thru for the NCAAs way back when … if he got a foot in the lane, anywhere, he dunked with authority … serious hops ,as they say HE GOT GAME



    • DP
      9:36 am May 17, 2014 Permalink

      I agree! It’s a shame that younger fans only know RA for his shooting. He was wasted and not seen by many in Seattle & Milwaukee in his athletic prime.



  6. James
    3:40 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone else see a little bit of James Harden in him?



    • M
      3:48 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

      I see a little bit more athletic version of Michael Redd.



  7. Mack
    3:41 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    Why does Ford like Young so much and talks down Randle?



  8. DEASY
    4:08 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    James is always rocking heat.



  9. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:08 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    I think James Young is more of the second coming of Adam Morrison.



  10. Old man
    4:16 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    I can tell you are a young buck because Ray Allen most definitely can do that
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzo8RskHTRU



  11. Bdmnky81
    4:22 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    Young shot bad shots and out of rhythm because he is a quantity shooter not a quality shooter. Youngs game is more identifiable with young (18-22) Kobe more than Beal or Allen. Definitly passes as well……



  12. Truth
    6:25 pm May 16, 2014 Permalink

    The reason they measure people without their shoes on is to get their actual height