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James Young’s combine measurements only add to his rising draft stock

Kentucky's James Young (1) hits his shot as South Carolina's Duane Notice tries to defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday March 1, 2014 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Kentucky’s James Young (1) hits his shot as South Carolina’s Duane Notice tries to defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday March 1, 2014 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

By LARRY VAUGHT

James  Young was measured at 6 feet, 5.25 inches and 6 feet, 6.75 inches in shoes at the NBA Combine with a 7-foot wingspan and standing reach of 8 feet, 8 inches. For a shooting guard in the NBA, those are elite-like numbers and could have a big impact on his draft status.

Nathan Grubel is a Memphis Grizzlies beat writer for Rant Sports and he thinks Young would be a good fit for Memphis in the draft.

“When Young is able to put it all together, his scoring talent can really shine in an offense,” Grubel wrote recently. “Young is a great shooter with range. … Motor wise, Young pout forth excellent hustle in terms of going after loose balls and being a consistent presence in transition and on defense.

“The Grizzlies need a wing player that can score and not be a complete liability on defense. Young has plenty of potential on both sides of the ball, and while his upside may not be a 25 points per game scorer in the league, he does project to be a nice fit out on the perimeter for an NBA squad. The Grizzles need any help they can get on the perimeter, and Young might be the type of player to come in and contribute to an offense right away.”

Again, Young’s draft stock just seems to continue to rise to more than justify his decision to leave UK after only one year.

When Young is able to put it all together, his scoring talent can really shine in an offense. Young is a great shooter with range, and while he struggled to be consistent over the course of the entire season, Young still has plenty of time to get things right before his career really takes off in the NBA. Motor wise, Young put forth excellent hustle in terms of going after loose balls and being a consistent presence in transition and on defense as well.

The Grizzlies need a wing player that can score and not be a complete liability on defense. Young has plenty of potential on both sides of the ball, and while his upside may not be a 25 points per game scorer in the league, he does project to be a nice fit out on the perimeter for an NBA squad. The Grizzlies need any help they can get on the perimeter, and Young might be the type of player to come in and contribute to an offense right away.

Memphis does not have the time to sit around and wait on a project player. Young is not that kind of guy, and can be a positive in a hurry with a little coaching and many chances to shine.

Nathan Grubel is a Memphis Grizzlies writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @The_Only_Grubes, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2014/05/15/memphis-grizzlies-should-target-james-young-in-2014-nba-draft/?Xh6J5pD2toDcKloz.99

When Young is able to put it all together, his scoring talent can really shine in an offense. Young is a great shooter with range, and while he struggled to be consistent over the course of the entire season, Young still has plenty of time to get things right before his career really takes off in the NBA. Motor wise, Young put forth excellent hustle in terms of going after loose balls and being a consistent presence in transition and on defense as well.

The Grizzlies need a wing player that can score and not be a complete liability on defense. Young has plenty of potential on both sides of the ball, and while his upside may not be a 25 points per game scorer in the league, he does project to be a nice fit out on the perimeter for an NBA squad. The Grizzlies need any help they can get on the perimeter, and Young might be the type of player to come in and contribute to an offense right away.

Memphis does not have the time to sit around and wait on a project player. Young is not that kind of guy, and can be a positive in a hurry with a little coaching and many chances to shine.

Nathan Grubel is a Memphis Grizzlies writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @The_Only_Grubes, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2014/05/15/memphis-grizzlies-should-target-james-young-in-2014-nba-draft/?Xh6J5pD2toDcKloz.99

When Young is able to put it all together, his scoring talent can really shine in an offense. Young is a great shooter with range, and while he struggled to be consistent over the course of the entire season, Young still has plenty of time to get things right before his career really takes off in the NBA. Motor wise, Young put forth excellent hustle in terms of going after loose balls and being a consistent presence in transition and on defense as well.

The Grizzlies need a wing player that can score and not be a complete liability on defense. Young has plenty of potential on both sides of the ball, and while his upside may not be a 25 points per game scorer in the league, he does project to be a nice fit out on the perimeter for an NBA squad. The Grizzlies need any help they can get on the perimeter, and Young might be the type of player to come in and contribute to an offense right away.

Memphis does not have the time to sit around and wait on a project player. Young is not that kind of guy, and can be a positive in a hurry with a little coaching and many chances to shine.

Nathan Grubel is a Memphis Grizzlies writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @The_Only_Grubes, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2014/05/15/memphis-grizzlies-should-target-james-young-in-2014-nba-draft/?Xh6J5pD2toDcKloz.99

When Young is able to put it all together, his scoring talent can really shine in an offense. Young is a great shooter with range, and while he struggled to be consistent over the course of the entire season, Young still has plenty of time to get things right before his career really takes off in the NBA. Motor wise, Young put forth excellent hustle in terms of going after loose balls and being a consistent presence in transition and on defense as well.

The Grizzlies need a wing player that can score and not be a complete liability on defense. Young has plenty of potential on both sides of the ball, and while his upside may not be a 25 points per game scorer in the league, he does project to be a nice fit out on the perimeter for an NBA squad. The Grizzlies need any help they can get on the perimeter, and Young might be the type of player to come in and contribute to an offense right away.

Memphis does not have the time to sit around and wait on a project player. Young is not that kind of guy, and can be a positive in a hurry with a little coaching and many chances to shine.

Nathan Grubel is a Memphis Grizzlies writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @The_Only_Grubes, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google
Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2014/05/15/memphis-grizzlies-should-target-james-young-in-2014-nba-draft/?Xh6J5pD2toDcKloz.99

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1 comment

  1. Larry T Clemons

    I always had Him around 17 th pick….looks like 12 to 15 now, WOW ! That would be very impressive.

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