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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get a closer look at James Young’s rookie year progression in the Comcast Sports Net New England feature, Deep Green.