The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) named James Young the Most Valuable Player of today’s men’s basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The Wildcats won the game 73-66.
Young, a freshman, notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to help lead his team to victory in one of college basketball’s biggest rivalries.
“We are proud to present this award to James,” said BSC Executive Director Terry Johnson. “In a very intense rivalry game, he stood out with an incredible all-around effort.”
Young will receive a trophy in recognition of his achievement.
Past winners of the award include:
- Josh Harrellson (UK, 2010)
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK, 2011)
- Russ Smith (UofL, 2012)