Julius Randle, James Young go from tradition to tradition on NBA draft night

Julius Randle and James Young - photo by Tim Hamblin | East KY Media
and James Young – photo by Tim Hamblin | East Media

smiled when he heard his name called.

He dished out hugs to his mother, his mentor and his head coach as he walked to the podium. He looked the part of a happy draftee when he shook hands with Commissioner Adam Silver.

It wasn’t until analyst Jay Williams asked Randle whether he thought he should have been selected earlier than No. 7 overall that he admitted to another emotion.

“I think I should have went higher for sure, but the teams that passed on me will regret it,” Randle said.

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