Kentucky's James Young is poised to make a splash in the NBA if he continues to be dominant as a perimeter player.
Oh yeah, and he has a habit of doing this every now and again:
Kentucky | Freshman | SG | 6'7" | 215 lbs.
2013-14: 32.4 MPG, 14.3 PPG, 40.7 FG%, 34.9 3FG%, 4.3 RPG, 1.7 APG, 0.8 SPG
Best Case Scenario: Aaron Afflalo
Worst-Case Scenario: Nick Young
Final Analysis: Young has the potential to be a great scorer at the NBA level in a few years, and with time to develop some tools (shooting, slashing from the perimeter, taking contact and finishing above the rim) there's the hope that he can develop his current talents and be a premiere scorer in the NBA. However, with a suspect dribble, no right hand, poor defensive mechanics and a lack of offensive moves in his arsenal, there's a lot of development that still needs to happen for him to truly be elite.
If he lands with the right roster and coaching staff, his development might not take that long.
How he'd fit with the Sixers: Young would give the Sixers a dimension of perimeter scoring and slashing that they don't have outside of Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young, who might not be a Sixer after Thursday's draft. His ability to get his feet set quickly and thrive in an up-tempo offense would make him a great fit for Brett Brown's speedy transition game.
But will Brown be able to develop another Kentucky one-and-done player or will the Sixers not even budge on him with the No. 10 pick in the draft?
Either way, Young will find a way to make an immediate impact on pretty much any team that decides to draft him. He has all the talents - some may still need to be developed - to be a sharpshooter in a few years in the NBA.