James Young

Position: Guard
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
Date of Birth:
August 16, 1995
Rochester Hills, MI

High School: Averaged 27.2 points, 16.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists as a senior at Rochester … As a junior at Troy High School, he averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals, earning first-team All-State honors from the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press … Ranked as the No. 6 prospect in his class by ESPNU Recruiting and No. 10 by both Rivals and Scout … ESPNU and Rivals ranked him as the second-best shooting guard in the country, while Scout ranked him as the third-best small forward in the nation … Joined current teammates Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Julius Randle at the Jordan Brand and McDonald’s High School All-America games.

Personal: Son of Tiplance Vernon … Born Aug. 16, 1995 in Flint, Mich. … Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Arizona State and Kansas.

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