1 James Young

Name
Position
Guard, Guard-Forward
Class
FR
Hometown (Last School)
Rochester Hills, MI (Rochester)
Ht
6'6"
Wt
215
Seasons
2013-14
Birthday
August 16, 1995

  • Final Four NCAA All-Tournament team
  • All- Second team (Coaches)
  • All- Freshman team (Coaches)
  • Two-time Freshman of the Week
  • Andy Katz’s National Player of the Week (12/30/13)
  • Wayman Tisdale National Player of the Week (12/30/13)
  • Bluegrass Sports Commission MVP of UK- game

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game … Appeared in all 40 games and made 39 starts … Finished second in UK single-season freshman history with 82 made 3-pointers on the season … Scored a team-high 20 points and pulled down seven boards in the National Championship vs. Connecticut … Led UK in scoring with 17 points to go along with five rebounds as the Wildcats took down Wisconsin in the Final Four … Knocked down three 3s to score 13 points in UK’s win over Michigan … Scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards in UK’s win over Wichita St. … Tallied 14 points in the Tournament semifinals vs. Georgia … Scored 21 points, including 17 in the first half vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament … Named Second Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman … Knocked down three 3s to score 14 points at Florida … Tallied 19 points at South Carolina … Scored 20 points vs. LSU … Recorded 16 points and five assists at Ole Miss … Tallied 19 points and five rebounds vs. Florida … Scored 20 points, making four 3s, in UK’s win over Missouri … Knocked down five 3s to score 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds at LSU … Drained three 3s en route to scoring 13 points vs. Georgia … Scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in UK’s win over Texas A&M … Led in scoring at Arkansas with 23 points, while pulling down six rebounds … Tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to open SEC play against Mississippi State … Named MVP of the UK/UofL game by the Bluegrass Sports Commission after recording 18 points, a season-best 10 rebounds and four assists … Notched 16 points, shooting 8-of-10 from the charity stripe on the road at UNC … Scored 21 points and pulled down a career best nine rebounds in UK’s win over Boise State … Tallied 14 points, going 4-for-7 from beyond the arc vs. Baylor … Led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, including nailing three 3s in a win over Providence … Posted six points, six rebounds and four assists in UK’s win over Eastern Michigan … Scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in UK’s win over Cleveland State … Led UK with a career-high 26 points, including nailing five 3s in Kentucky’s win over UT Arlington … Scored 10 points in Kentucky’s win over Robert Morris … Drained three 3s en route to scoring 19 points against Michigan State … Posted 11 points and added four rebounds in a win over UNC Asheville … Among watch list candidates for the Wayman Tisdale Award … Earned preseason NBC honorable mention All-America honors … Averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in UK’s two exhibition wins … Posted 16 points and five rebounds in the win over Montevallo … Had three steals and five assists in the win over Transylvania.

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 rank him as the second-best shooting guard in the country, while Scout ranks him as the third-best small forward in the nation … Appeared in both the McDonald’s High School All-America and Jordan Brand Classic games.

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