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Watch James Young’s 2014 Scouting Video by DraftExpress

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With the NBA Draft just a little over a month away, NBA teams have been working vigorously to evaluate incoming talent from both the college and international levels, while hopeful NBA players-to-be have been exerting all possible efforts toward preparing themselves for the biggest day of their basketball careers. Yesterday, @DraftExpress offered a little insight into the normal ins and outs of an NBA Draft workout:

As for NBA executives, the job doesn’t get much easier. Assessing the current skill sets, as well as the future potential of respective prospects is far from simple. For most teams (save for the Cleveland Cavaliers), second opportunities don’t come along after taking a chance on a particular athlete. Front offices rely on scouts to evaluate talent on a highly critical level. While we as fans may not have access to the same player analyses as NBA general managers, we do have the next best thing available: DraftExpress scouting videos.

>Check out the video below detailing the strengths and weaknesses of Kentucky’s own James Young. In the eleven-minute footage, DraftExpress lists Young’s size and length, shooting ability, and youth (James is the third youngest player in the draft, behind fellow 18-year-olds Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh) as positives. Defense, creating offense, and shooting consistency, however, are thought to be Young’s shortcomings. Fortunately for the 6’7″ Rochester Hills, MI native, his NBA stock has appeared to be on the rise ever since he declared for June 26’s NBA Draft. As a projected lottery pick, it’s safe to assume that we will be hearing James’ name (along with Wildcat teammate Julius Randle’s) called sooner rather than later come Draft night.

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Article written by Connor Link


7 Comments for Watch James Young’s 2014 Scouting Video by DraftExpress

  1. Bobbum man
    11:46 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Any news on Jai Lucas?

  2. Haters
    12:27 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    There’s no way the remarks about his defense can be right. :/

    So many of us were bashed for pointing out the GLARING hole in the defense.

    We don’t beat UL in the dance if he doesn’t foul out. Period.

  3. The beef
    1:34 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    That first picture, where he is dunking on the entire state of Connecticut, still gives me a chub. That might be THE single most epic, demoralizing, dunk that I’ve ever seen in my life. Uconn won the war, but damn that dunk was delicious.

  4. Pcefrog5
    2:39 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    I think this video (as well as all the top picks) should be shown to all current and future players. This could be used to open theirs eyes to just how detailed the NBA will be evaluating your play. If you have a highly touted player that won’t play D cause they think it doesn’t really matter, show them this type of video and show them it does!

  5. Oogie
    3:23 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    After watching that video it’s hard to understand why he’s considered a lock for the lottery, or even the first round.

    • Rei
      3:51 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Siva should’ve went first round, eh?

  6. ThatsAShame
    4:05 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Wouldn’t be great if the high school players had this done rather than this stupid mixtapes? Balanced view of a player. You watched the other top picks and they all have glaring weaknesses.