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5 - Alex Young

IUPUI 

  • Birthday: 10/17/89
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 216
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • High School: Northwest
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Overall

91

2012

NBA Comparison: Josh Howard

Strengths: A nice all-around scorer ... Good size at 6'6" with a solid wingspan ... Projects to the shooting guard position well in the NBA ... Very fluid runner with a quick first-step ... Explosive athlete, capable of finishing above the rim ... Nice, though perhaps streaky, outside shooter ... Has NBA range and a quick, confident trigger from the perimeter ... Solid handle, though he's clearly uncomfortable going to his right (he's left-handed) ... Aggressive driver, which really complements his perimeter ability ... Gets around the rim, creating contact and close-range opportunities for himself ... Has drastically improved his free-throw shooting ability every year in his collegiate career which is a testament to his strong work-ethic ... Very strong rebounder for a wing ... A willing passer ... Moves well without the ball ... Doesn't dominate the ball like someone with his ability could, which is a promising attribute for a potential role-player in the NBA ... Has all of the physical tools to be an above-average defender at the next level ...

Weaknesses:
Doesn't display a very good shot-selection ... Can be reckless and prone to turning the ball over ... Decision-making could stand to improve ... Doesn't work very hard to fight through screens on defense ... Is playing for IUPUI in the Summit League, so while he's putting up great numbers, it's against subpar competition (at least compared to a lot of other prospects) ...

Overall: Might be best sited as an explosive bench scorer, where his offensive ability can be fully utilized without having to be burdened with the responsibility of a starter ... Another one of those prospects who is going to fly under a lot of radars, but can contribute at the next level ... Young's skill-set, size and athleticism will give him the chance to make an impact in the NBA ...

Tyler Ingle 12/28/11

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