Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

Posted: Updated:

By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky guard James Young has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.

The 6-foot-6 Young led Kentucky with 82 3-pointers last season. He was one of six high school All-American recruits on a Wildcats squad that began the season No. 1 with expectations of winning the NCAA championship. His 43 percent shooting from long range in the tournament helped Kentucky reach the final before it lost 60-54 to Connecticut last week. He averaged 14.3 points.

Projected as a first-round selection, Young said in a statement Thursday that he treasured his season at Kentucky "but I feel that I'm ready to take the next step to the NBA."

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow