‘I Don’t See It’: NBA Scouts, Execs Doubting Trae Young After NCAA Tourney Exit
NBA scouts are turning on Oklahoma’s Trae Young, whose historic freshman season ended with an 83-78 overtime loss to Rhode Island in the NCAA tournament.
“I would not take him in the lottery,” one scout responded after the game.cheap nfl jerseys china
“Not a fan,” replied an Eastern Conference executive. “Love his passion and dedication, but he must learn to be more efficient.”
“I don’t see it with him,” said an executive from the Western Conference. “He’s erratic with the ball, and he’s a teaser. Volume shooter. I have concerns on him.”
Despite leading the country in scoring and assists, questions have popped up over the legitimacy of his production, style of play, plummeting efficiency and defensive effort.
“As he matures, he’s going to have to balance out his impulsive play, authentic nfl jerseys because while that’s flashy and all of us love to see it when he’s hot, it’s not going to take you very far as a team,” added another scout. “Defensively, he has to be better, plain and simple.”
Despite going for 28 points, seven assists and five rebounds in the first round, Young showed unsettling negatives as well, including questionable 30-foot hero shots in crunch time, careless passing (six turnovers) and hands-down defense on shooters.
“I believe he had only had one such game, versus Kansas, that was a winning effort,”wholesale nfl jerseys said the first executive.
At 6’2”, 180 pounds and with short arms, minimal explosiveness and a heavy reliance on threes (10.3 attempts per game, 36.1 percent) and free throws (8.6 attempts per game), Young has size and scoring limitations that concern scouts.
“I believe only 15.0 percent of his field-goal attempts are in the mid-range,”nfl jerseys wholesale said the executive, who pointed out the need to be able to stop and pop inside the arc. “Can he get his shot off versus quality defense?”
Young was far less effective this season when his jumper was contested around the perimeter.