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5 - Alex Young

6-6, 216 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
iupui_65.gif IUPUI Senior
Birthday
10/17/89 (30.1 yrs)
Hometown
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Northwest
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

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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