JAMES YOUNG

JAMES YOUNG

Position: Guard

Height/Weight: 6’6″, 215 lbs.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1995

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan

High School: Rochester HS

College: University of Kentucky

Drafted: 2014 – 1st round, 17th overall by Boston Celtics

 

Born in Flint, MI, Young attended Troy High School and Rochester High School. Young committed to the University of Kentucky in October of 2012.

 

Young made his presence felt during his freshman year at Kentucky, averaging 14.3 points per game and scoring 20 points in the 2014 National Championship game. At season’s end, Young declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. In May 2014, Young signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2014 NBA Draft.

 

James Young was selected 17th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft.

 

Young has made a point to give back to the community of Flint – following the city’s water crisis, Young traveled home to deliver clean water to 23 homes. Young also met and thanked Flint Red Cross volunteers before prior to a Celtics game.

Career Highlights:

  •     Second-team All-SEC (2014)
  •     SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)

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During the Holiday season, Roc Nation clients like to give back to their communities. Keep reading to see how some artists and athletes have given back for #RocGiving: screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-26-23-pm November 5th in Philadelphia –Jaelen Strong distributed 100 turkeys to local Philadelphia residents and the Kitchen of Love. This was the second annual Jaelen Strong Turkey Giveaway in Philadelphia. skyrocgiving November 10th in Dallas – Skylar Diggins volunteered at North Texas Food Bank Warehouse with Feeding America sorting canned goods, assembling boxes of non-perishable items, as well as bagging produce. mayaeni-volunteer-121 November 16th in Detroit - Mayaeni will volunteer with Feeding America and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan at their My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery. She will assist clients as they choose groceries. img-20161118-wa00002 November 17th in Las Vegas - Roc Nation Latin's Victoria La Mala and Karen Rodriguez visited the James Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Las Vegas to help serve food and talk with the kids and parents for the Club’s Pre-Thanksgiving. 20161117_1409505 November 17th in NYC - Rapsody volunteered with Feeding America to serve lunch at the Bowery Mission. img_3457 November 17th in Boston - James Young took 15 homeless youth out for a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s and provided Jordan Brand backpacks and snapback hats. 20161117_181722 November 17th in New York - Davaughn, Roc Nation Latin's Mozart La Para and Mr Paradise, Rapsody, The LOX, and Roc Nation Sports' Junior Younan helped host a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for 20 at-risk and homeless youth from Bronx Connect and SCO Independence Inn. Special thank you to NYY Steak, Ben’s Deli, and John Covelli for food donations. la-group-shot November 17th in Los Angeles - Samuel Larsen, Casey Veggies, DJ Reflex, Claudia Leitte, Deondre “Trakmatik” Collins, DOROTHY, Levi Carter,  Ludwig Goransson, Belly and Roc Nation Sports' Daniel Franco volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with Feeding America sorting and packaging food. img_5486 img_5471 November 18th in Philadelphia - Meek Mill donated 150 turkeys to Bible Way Baptist Church for We Feed the Homeless Philly’s annual turkey drive. img_1307 img_1310 November 19th in Benton Harbor - Wilson Chandler's Thanksgiving pantry bag distribution in Benton Harbor with the Second Baptist Church provided food to about 100 families in need. Special thanks to Campbell's. dsc_0403 dsc_0389 November 21st in Denver - Wilson Chandler distributed pantry baskets in Denver in partnership with Montbello Recreation Center. Special thanks to Boston Market. img_9157-approved November 22nd in Atlanta, GA - TIP handed out 500 turkeys and sides to families in need at the rap star’s 11th Annual Community Turkey Drive with Mayor Kasim Reed.

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November 22nd in Miami, FL - Rusney Castillo visited the Kendall Club of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. He attended the Club’s pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner.

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November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Henry Ellenson and Mike Gbinije joined the Detroit Pistons Thanksgiving Initiative to host a dinner for 400 families. They served food, interacted with families, and distributed turkeys.

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November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Big Sean partnered with Tarence Wheeler for an All-Star Turkey Giveaway at River Rouge High School—3,500 turkeys and all the fixings were distributed.

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November 23rd in Hamlet, NC - Melvin Ingram hosted a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Hamlet with the support of teammates Melvin Gordon and Casie Hayward. Ingram’s sister Callie was also on-site to help handout 125 turkeys.

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NBA All-Star 2016 voting has officially started! See below for ways you can vote for Roc Nation athletes:


James Young
1) Facebook: Post status update using “#NBAVote James Young” up to 10x a day
2) Twitter: Post tweet with “#NBAVote James Young” OR “#NBAVote @RealJamesYoung" up to 10x a day; RTs count as votes
3) Instagram: Post an image using “#NBAVote James Young” or "#NBAVote @IAm_JamesYoung" in the caption
4) Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Celtics, select James Young, select Submit Vote
5) SMS: Text “Young” to 69622 (MYNBA)

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Justise Winslow
1) Facebook: Post status update using “#NBAVote Justise Winslow” up to 10x a day
2) Twitter: Post tweet with “#NBAVote Justise Winslow” OR “#NBAVote @IAmJustise" up to 10x day; RTs count as votes
3) Instagram: Post image using “#NBAVote Justise Winslow” or #NBAVote @IAmJustise" in the caption
4) Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Heat”, select Justise Winslow, select Submit Vote
5) SMS: Text “Winslow” to 69622 (MYNBA)

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Kevin Durant
1) Facebook: Post status update using “#NBAVote Kevin Durant” up to 10x day
2) Twitter: Post tweet with “#NBAVote Kevin Durant” OR “#NBAVote @KDTrey5" up to 10x day; RTs count as votes
3) Instagram: Post image using “#NBAVote Kevin Durant” or #NBAVote @easymoneysniper" in the caption
4) Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote OKC Thunder”, select KD, select Submit Vote
5) SMS: Text “Durant” to 69622 (MYNBA)

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Willie Cauley-Stein
1) Facebook: Post status update using “#NBAVote Willie Cauley-Stein” up to 10x day
2) Twitter: Post tweet with “#NBAVote Willie Cauley-Stein” OR “#NBAVote @THEwillieCS15" up to 10x day; RTs count as votes
3) Instagram: Post image using “#NBAVote Willie Cauley-Stein” or #NBAVote @pr00fessortrill" in the caption
4) Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Kings”, select Willie Cauley-Stein, select Submit Vote
5) SMS: Text “Cauley-Stein” to 69622 (MYNBA)

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