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By LARRY VAUGHT
How good is Kentucky signee James Young?
I’m not sure Kentucky fans got a fair evaluation of him during the recent McDonald’s All-American Game or Jordan Brand Classic. So I asked ESPN recruiting director Paul Biancardi about Young.
“James Young is a natural scorer and has the ability to score whether in transition or the halfcourt or on a broken play,” said Biancardi. “He has one thing on his mind and that is scoring.
“He can contribute in other ways. He rebounds. He keeps the ball moving on offense. He’s not just looking for his shots. He does things within the flow of the offense. He does things to be productive and executes the offense well. He has a good feel for the game and great instincts. He realizes when he’s open and when he’s not. He does not take many bad shots.
“I would not say he is a physical player. He’s more skill and finesse. But he is battle tested and will come ready to play.”