James Young hopes to bring instant offense to Wildcats after proving himself to Calipari

James Young

Ask freshman guard what he envisions for his role on the 2013-14 team, and he has an answer ready.

“If I get the ball, I’m going to score,” he said in a one-on-one interview with KyForward in September. “I feel like that’s what I do best, so why not keep doing it?”

Young arrives at as one of a record-setting six McDonald’s All-Americans in the UK freshman class. While Young is listed as a guard on UK’s roster, each of the four major services ranked him as one of the four best small forwards in the high school class of 2013. UK’s roster lists him at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds.

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