The former NCAA player that is expected to be a big star in the NBA (Part 2)

Young’s performance at NCAA last season

Let’s look back at the first season at NCAA by another famous NBA PG, Steve Nash. Nash played his first season at Santa Clara College in the 1992-1993 season. He is only playing 24 minutes per game and averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 assists. It was not until his second season, when Nash won the title of best player in the West Coast region, his stats were equivalent to what Young did this season.

The above comparison is to prove that Young will become a better player than Curry or Nash in the future. There are many players like Young, who performed better than Curry and Nash in the first season at NCAA but never reached the level of the two stars mentioned above.

However, such comparisons show that Young had a pretty smooth start and that this player actually possesses the talent to do extraordinary things.

Curry is also a player who has benefited from the NBA team’s changing style of play. This is the era when NBA teams increase their scoring from long throw. A team with a lot of quality outfielders will have a higher chance of success. And throwing 3 points is also a strong point of Curry.

In his first two seasons in the NBA, only a third of Curry’s pitches were made from outside the three-point line. In the last three seasons, Curry’s throws have been more than 50% of all his throws.

Young’s style of long-throw would be very useful in the NBA today

Young, the player who has learned a lot from Curry’s style of play, will also benefit from the trend of 3 more throws in the NBA today. This player is very confident in his long throws. Last season, Young made an average of 10.3 throws per game.

The player fits well with the current pick and roll gameplay in the NBA. Last NCAA season, Young made 86 three-point shots without assists, the third highest number of a player at the NCAA since the 2011-2012 season, when this index began to be counted. At that time, Young is one of the talented former NCAA players that were likely to join in the NBA tournament.

Weakness in defense

In a series of finals in both East and West, it can be seen that Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics both prefer the same attacking strategy: Find the lowest defensive player on the opponent’s side, use support. Swap players to get their stars 1-1 against these defensive players.