The Boston Celtics selected guard/forward James Young from the University of Kentucky with the 17th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Young averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in his freshman (and only) season in college.
The 18 year old can attack the basket while knocking down a jumper. He will add an offensive spark to the Celtics lineup. He will have to work on improving his defense, but at such a young age there is room to grow and develop.
“[I can bring] a lot of energy to the team on the offensive side, attack the basket and really just put a lot of points on the board,” Young said. “That’s what I’m there for, really just be an all-around player and look for open guys.”
Young will play alongside fellow Kentucky alum Rajon Rondo. Although they haven’t talked before, the team captain will most likely spend a lot of time in his ear about playing for the Celtics.
The one player Young is familiar with is incoming rookie Marcus Smart, who the Celtics selected with the sixth pick. They were roommates at the Draft Combine.
One of the first tasks on his plate? Reading up on the historic organization.
“I don’t really know much about the Celtics,” he said. “I just got to start doing my research tonight.”
- How to Watch NBA Playoffs Conference Finals for Free on YouTube?
- NBA Player Props Bets | NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals Game 2
- NBA Rumors: Phil Jackson wants Lakers to trade LeBron James
- Kyrie Irving says Cavaliers ‘would’ve won more championships’ if he was more mature
- How to Watch NBA Playoffs and Stream NBA Conference Finals for Free?
Main Page1 week ago
NBA Player Props | Best Bets and Picks for NBA Playoffs Round 2 Game 5
Main Page6 days ago
How to Watch NBA Playoffs and Stream NBA Conference Finals for Free?
Main Page1 week ago
NBA Player Props Today | Best Bets for NBA Playoffs Round 2 Game 6
news1 week ago
How to Bet on the Edmonton Oilers | Alberta Sports Betting Guide