Hasn't James Young and Jordan Mickey also dominated the D-League and been considered great prospects because of it? I think I will wait before I jump to any conclusions based on those D-League prospect lists.Two years ago, Im pretty sure an opposing D-league coach was quoted as saying that James Young was the best player hed ever seen in the d league over 8 years.
Well, that coach is an idiot. Most of Young's production in the D-league came off of open 3's.
He was never well-rounded, just a good shooter. Anyone who watched him in Portland should be able to see that.
Yeah, I've wondered what happened to that coach. Does he still have a job in professional basketball?
Are you referring to Ainge pumping Young's tires? What do you expect, for him to say he's a scrub?
Opposing coaches routinely praised Young, I remembered hearing about it because I follow the D-league quite a bit. I even listen to the Claws radio broadcasts sometimes.
By D-league standards he was good, but our other prospects showed far more promise. Young was the classic D-league volume scorer. Major project.
Mickey/Nader/Rozier etc came in with much better-developed games. Whether or not that translates to long-term success remains to be seen.