Young brings athleticism, tenacity to C's

Young brings athleticism, tenacity to C's
June 29, 2014, 1:15 am
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So, what are the Celtics getting in their second selection in the draft, swingman James Young of Kentucky? He was chosen with the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

CSNNE basketball analyst, and former college coach, Tim Welsh: "He oozes with athleticism, plays very, very hard and has a lot of toughness to his game. ..I like the pick because you're trying to change the culture a little bit of maybe a soft basketball team to a more hard-nosed team with him and [No. 6 overall pick] Marcus Smart."

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge: "6-7 with long arms. Got a strong body for an 18 year old kid. We know he can shoot. He's been a shooter his whole life."

Young's college coach, John Calipari: "As fast as anyone in the draft. As long and lean as anyone in the draft. He's got an edge to him on the court."