Caught up in the 2014 NBA Draft whirlwind, I got the chance to sit in on a few of the media scrums around Green Room invites; some realistic targets within the Grizzlies’ range, and others just downright interesting to listen to. As the day progresses, I’ll be dropping a few little nuggets from these encounters.
Up next is James Young from Kentucky, who you can read about in depth here.
James Young made waves with his baptism of a dunk on the UConn basketball team in the NCAA title game this spring, and will take his raw ability to the pros this summer. At 18 years old, Young weighs in as one of the youngest players of this year’s draft class — a trait that stands to both magnify his deficiencies on the court, and inspire hope that he can overcome them with the proper time and seasoning. Young will more than likely become a project for whichever team uses their selection on him tonight, but joins a long list of Kentucky players to add “one-and-done” to the pedigree.
Though he had informed me that he has not been in touch with the players that have paved the way of the Kentucky one-and-done star before him, he assured that the support system around him is strong. Additionally, he used media day to speak on that fateful dunk, and shed some light into how the draft process has played out, and how he plans to translate his game to the pros. Check it out in the audio below.
Be sure to check back shortly for some more of the Prospect Plunge. And give me a shout on Twitter @StevieDanziger for some live Draft Day coverage!