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    Bucks Sign James Young


    MILWAUKEE (September 6, 2017) –
    The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard James Young to a training camp contract.

    Young, 22, was the 17th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played in 89 games over three seasons with Boston and averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest. In two seasons (2014-16) with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League, Young averaged 18.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 40.6 percent from three-point distance.

    Originally from Flint, Mich., Young played one season at the University of Kentucky and averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

    --Milwaukee Bucks--
    "When March Madness spills into April.... that's the gravy!" - Homer Simpson

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    Young is similar to Rashad Vaughn. Both were 1-and-done. Both were the #17 pick of the first round (Young-2014, Vaughn-2015). Both are still young (Young-22, Vaughn-21). Low risk to bring in a young guy and hope he comes into his own as he continues to mature (even though he likely gets cut).

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