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James Young 12 Points Full Highlights (11/12/2016)
James Young 12 Points Full Highlights (11/12/2016)
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: DownToBuck
James Young 2014 Scouting Video
James Young 2014 Scouting Video
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: DraftExpress
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester season highlights-NBA bound
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester season highlights-NBA bound
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: PrepHoopsTV
James Young 2016-2017 NBA Season a Highlights - GOAT 15th Man 2017
James Young 2016-2017 NBA Season a Highlights - GOAT 15th Man 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: NBA ONE
Does James Young have a future in the NBA?
Does James Young have a future in the NBA?
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Spectrum News KY
James Young Dunk Conn
James Young Dunk Conn
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: The Cauldron
James Young 2014-15 NBA D-League Highlights w/ Maine Red Claws
James Young 2014-15 NBA D-League Highlights w/ Maine Red Claws
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: nbagleague
James Young Kentucky Highlights - 2014 NBA Draft Prospect - Future Lottery Pick?
James Young Kentucky Highlights - 2014 NBA Draft Prospect - Future Lottery Pick?
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: CityLeagueHoopsTV
James Young Commits to Kentucky - Top 10 Player in 2013 - Kentucky 2013 Recruiting Class
James Young Commits to Kentucky - Top 10 Player in 2013 - Kentucky 2013 Recruiting Class
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: CityLeagueHoopsTV
James Young 13 Points Full Highlights (1/5/2015)
James Young 13 Points Full Highlights (1/5/2015)
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: DownToBuck
James Young Highlights vs Indiana Pacers (12 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl)
James Young Highlights vs Indiana Pacers (12 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl)
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Tomasz Kordylewski
James Young DraftExpress Workout HD
James Young DraftExpress Workout HD
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: All-in-1 NBA
James Young CAREER Highlights!
James Young CAREER Highlights!
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: MainTime
James Young : Succeed And Proceed
James Young : Succeed And Proceed
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: RocketCouty BuckeyeNation BBN
Highlights: James Young (30 points) vs. the Legends, 4/3/2015
Highlights: James Young (30 points) vs. the Legends, 4/3/2015
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: nbagleague
Kentucky Commit James Young EYBL 2012 The Family Michigan Basketball
Kentucky Commit James Young EYBL 2012 The Family Michigan Basketball
Published: 2012/09/04
Channel: Qwik11Hoops
James Young Scores for the Wrong Team on a Behind-the-Back Throw - Montevallo vs. #1 UK - 11/4/2013
James Young Scores for the Wrong Team on a Behind-the-Back Throw - Montevallo vs. #1 UK - 11/4/2013
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: ehatt600
James Young hits NINE 3-pointers on assignment in Maine!
James Young hits NINE 3-pointers on assignment in Maine!
Published: 2015/02/01
Channel: nbagleague
James Young posts 26 points & 15 rebounds vs. the 905, 11/20/2015
James Young posts 26 points & 15 rebounds vs. the 905, 11/20/2015
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: nbagleague
James Young
James Young's Media Day Tour
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: bostonceltics
James Young 10 Points Full Highlights (2/11/2017)
James Young 10 Points Full Highlights (2/11/2017)
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: iPycO
James Young drives, posterizes UConn
James Young drives, posterizes UConn
Published: 2015/01/21
Channel: NCAA On Demand
Kentucky Wildcats TV: James Young Own Goal
Kentucky Wildcats TV: James Young Own Goal
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: Kentucky Wildcats TV
Celtics
Celtics' James Young 2015-16 Highlights w/ Maine Red Claws
Published: 2016/06/15
Channel: nbagleague
James Young announces to UK
James Young announces to UK
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: Edward Owen
James Young on Flint Work, Celtics Career (NBPA)
James Young on Flint Work, Celtics Career (NBPA)
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: NBPA
James Young Makes Incredible Shot on the Wrong Basket
James Young Makes Incredible Shot on the Wrong Basket
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: Thomas Beisner
James Young Named MVP of Nike Global Challenge | Five-Star Basketball
James Young Named MVP of Nike Global Challenge | Five-Star Basketball
Published: 2012/07/19
Channel: fivestarbasketball
James Young 10 Points Full Highlights (2/15/2017)
James Young 10 Points Full Highlights (2/15/2017)
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: iPycO
James Young NBA D-League Highlights: March 2015
James Young NBA D-League Highlights: March 2015
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: nbagleague
Bill Simmon
Bill Simmon's reaction to Celtics 17th pick-James Young
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: April M.
James Young 2013 Mr Basketball Candidate
James Young 2013 Mr Basketball Candidate
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: Brian Carr
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6'6 James Young Has Game! Highlights From Nike EYBL Boo Williams!
Published: 2012/05/01
Channel: HMTextras
2013 Kentucky Recruiting Class - All 8 Recruits - Julius Randle, James Young, Harrison Twins
2013 Kentucky Recruiting Class - All 8 Recruits - Julius Randle, James Young, Harrison Twins
Published: 2013/10/10
Channel: CityLeagueHoopsTV
Boston Celtics Rookie James Young Pleads for a Follow Back From Rihanna
Boston Celtics Rookie James Young Pleads for a Follow Back From Rihanna
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: Complex News
One-On-One With Marcus Smart and James Young
One-On-One With Marcus Smart and James Young
Published: 2015/07/11
Channel: bostonceltics
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young Dunks
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young Dunks
Published: 2013/02/06
Channel: B Hoops
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester highlights vs Farmington
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester highlights vs Farmington
Published: 2012/12/15
Channel: PrepHoopsTV
Celtics rookie James Young,
Celtics rookie James Young, 'savvy basketball player'
Published: 2014/10/10
Channel: Ben Rohrbach
Celtics Fans React To James Young Pick
Celtics Fans React To James Young Pick
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: Gethin Coolbaugh
Draft Press Conference: James Young
Draft Press Conference: James Young
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: bostonceltics
James Young vs Spurs at Las Vegas Summer League - 16 pts, 8 reb, 3 ast
James Young vs Spurs at Las Vegas Summer League - 16 pts, 8 reb, 3 ast
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Tomasz Kordylewski
James Young Monster Dunk - Kentucky - UConn Final Four 2014
James Young Monster Dunk - Kentucky - UConn Final Four 2014
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: Arnaud Gelb
The wildest own goal shot made basketball  - by James Young
The wildest own goal shot made basketball - by James Young
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Matan Rubinstein
James Young - 2013 McDonald
James Young - 2013 McDonald's All-American Game - Interview
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: DraftExpress
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester DUNKS ON defender
Kentucky Wildcat commit James Young 2013 Rochester DUNKS ON defender
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: PrepHoopsTV
James Young (Kentucky) Back In AAU
James Young (Kentucky) Back In AAU
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: Courtside Films
James Young Highlights vs New York Knicks (10 points)
James Young Highlights vs New York Knicks (10 points)
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Tomasz Kordylewski
Kentucky Wildcats TV: James Young at the John Calipari Pro Camp
Kentucky Wildcats TV: James Young at the John Calipari Pro Camp
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: Kentucky Wildcats TV
James Young visits ADA Camp
James Young visits ADA Camp
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: bostonceltics
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James Young
James Young Celtics.jpg
Young at a pre-season press conference in 2014
Milwaukee Bucks
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-08-16) August 16, 1995 (age 22)
Flint, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Troy (Troy, Michigan)
Rochester (Rochester Hills, Michigan)
College Kentucky (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
20142017 Boston Celtics
2014–2016 Maine Red Claws
2017–present Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards

James Young (born August 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Celtics. He spent the majority of his rookie NBA season playing in the NBA Development League for the Celtics' affiliate team, the Maine Red Claws.

High school career[edit]

Young slashes for a layup in the 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

Young attended both Troy High School in Troy, Michigan, and Rochester High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan. As a junior at Troy in 2011–12, Young averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game, earning first-team All-State honors from the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.[1]

On October 11, 2012, Young signed a letter of intent to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky.[2] As a senior at Rochester in 2012–13, Young averaged 27.2 points, 16.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, going on to earn McDonald's All-American honors.[1]

Considered a five-star recruit by ESPN.com, Young was listed as the No. 3 small forward and the No. 8 player in the nation in 2013.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Kentucky in 2013–14, Young finished second in UK single-season freshman history with 82 made three-pointers on the season. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week two times, earned second-team All-SEC honors, SEC All-Freshman team honors, and was named to the Final Four NCAA All-Tournament team.[1] In 40 games (39 starts), he averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.4 minutes per game.[4] Early in the season, on November 19, he scored a career-high 26 points and hit five three-pointers in a 105–76 win over UT Arlington.[5]

On April 17, 2014, Young declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[6]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Kentucky 40 39 32.4 .407 .349 .706 4.3 1.7 .8 .2 14.3

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics (2014–2017)[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Young was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.[7][8] On July 10, 2014, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Celtics.[9] Injuries forced Young to miss the summer league, most of training camp and part of the early season. Because of these setbacks, Young spent much of the season driving back and forth between Boston and Maine, playing for the Red Claws in order to receive consistent playing time.[10] He had 11 D-League assignments in total during his rookie season.[11] Playing in the D-League was something Young was originally against, but grew to love in time, even urging the Celtics to send him to Maine during the month of December.[12] Young finally got an opportunity to shine for the Celtics on January 5, 2015, scoring a season-high 13 points in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[13] In light of this performance, Young had a solid run of playing time in Brad Stevens' rotation, averaging 3.8 points in 12.9 minutes per game between January 5 and March 6.[14] However, following that string of opportunities, Young managed just four more appearances to close out the regular season, and failed to appear in any of the Celtics' four playoff games against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[14]

In 19 games for the Red Claws in 2014–15, Young averaged 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[15]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Young joined the Celtics for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in five games. His performance was considered underwhelming, as he shot just 27.1% from the field and 22.7% from three-point range.[16] He subsequently played the least amount of preseason minutes of anyone who made the final 2015–16 opening night roster.[16] Despite this, on October 30, the Celtics exercised their third-year team option on Young's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[17] His early 2015–16 season opportunities mirrored his rookie season, as he spent five days with the Red Claws between November 3 and November 9 on two different assignments[18] before finally making his season debut for the Celtics on November 10, playing in the final 49 seconds of the team's 99–83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[19] He received three more assignments to Maine following this.[18] After playing in three games for the Celtics between November 24 and December 3, he almost got on a plane from San Antonio to Maine on December 4, but was informed not to minutes before boarding; the Celtics needed Young as insurance because of a quad injury to Avery Bradley. Young ultimately did not play for the Celtics against the Spurs on December 5.[20] He went on to appear in seven of the team's next eight games, averaging 14.3 minutes per game over that stretch.[21] Young received seven more assignments to the Red Claws in 2016[18] and appeared in three of the Celtics' six playoff games against the Atlanta Hawks.[21]

In 16 games for the Red Claws in 2015–16, Young averaged 14.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game.[15]

2016–17 season[edit]

Young with the Celtics in May 2017

In July 2016, Young re-joined the Celtics for the 2016 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in six games. On October 24, 2016, Young was retained by the Celtics for the 2016–17 season.[22] On November 12, 2016, in the Celtics' ninth game of the season, Young scored a season-high 12 points in a 105–99 win over the Indiana Pacers. Young went unassigned in 2016–17 but only managed 29 games during the regular season.[23]

Milwaukee Bucks (2017–present)[edit]

In July 2017, Young became a free agent and joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[24] On September 6, 2017, he signed a training camp contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[25]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Boston 31 0 10.7 .353 .258 .552 1.4 .4 .3 .1 3.4
2015–16 Boston 29 0 6.9 .306 .231 .250 .9 .3 .2 .0 1.0
2016–17 Boston 29 0 7.6 .431 .343 .667 .9 .1 .3 .1 2.3
Career 89 0 8.4 .367 .276 .548 1.1 .3 .3 .1 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Boston 3 0 3.5 .333 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .7
2017 Boston 10 0 3.9 .333 .357 .000 .7 .3 .0 .0 1.5
Career 13 0 3.8 .333 .333 .000 .5 .2 .0 .0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bio for James Young". UKAthletics.com. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky lands James Young, its third top-10 recruit". SportingNews.com. October 12, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "James Young Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "James Young Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "James Young leads No. 4 Kentucky to rout of UT Arlington". ESPN.com. November 19, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "James Young declares for draft". ESPN.com. April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Celtics Fill Needs by Drafting Smart, Young". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Celtics draft guard Marcus Smart". ESPN.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Celtics Sign 2014 Draft Picks". NBA.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Hughes, Wally (January 7, 2015). "Boston Celtics: Is James Young Boston's Next Star?". HoopsHabit.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ Blakely, A. Sherrod (December 29, 2014). "Young now embracing D-League opportunities". CSNNE.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ Robb, Brian (January 5, 2015). "James Young Shines in Celtics' Loss to Hornets". Boston.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "James Young 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "James Young D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Sandgrund, Max (October 27, 2015). "Is James Young ready to help fix the Celtics greatest weakness?". CelticsLife.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Celtics Exercise Options on Smart, Young & Olynyk". NBA.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Thomas leads Celtics to 99-83 win over Bucks". NBA.com. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ Blakely, A. Sherrod (December 5, 2015). "James Young is a man on the move for Celtics". CSNNE.com. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "James Young 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. December 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ Snow, Taylor C. (October 24, 2016). "James Young Earns Celtics' Final Roster Spot". NBA.com. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  23. ^ "James Young 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  24. ^ Kushner, Scott (July 7, 2017). "Remember James Young? The former Celtics first-round pick is looking for a niche with the Pelicans". TheAdvocate.com. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  25. ^ "BUCKS SIGN JAMES YOUNG". NBA.com. September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 

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