Jacob Young

Updated on 6/2/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
College: Oregon
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/21/1997

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender
Adept at collecting steals
Good athlete

Cons:
Inconsistent shooter
Can play too wildly on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be unfocused defensively
A bit undersized at the point
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Summary:
Jacob Young is an athletic, skilled playmaker that had a good senior season this year at Rutgers.  He didn’t post great shooting percentages when he was at Texas or last year, but he excelled as a shooter and scorer this past season, though he was fairly turnover prone on offense.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Rutgers Bio
247Sports’ Article on Young Entering the Transfer Portal Away from Rutgers
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/7/20 Rutgers-Purdue Game via Big Ten Network
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Young Transferring to Oregon

Games Scouted:
12/20/20 Rutgers vs. Illinois
3/21/21 Rutgers vs. Houston

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