Found November 04, 2013 on
Scoring on your own team is typically very embarrassing, but James Young‘s accidental toss into the Kentucky basket was actually impressive. After a blocked shot, the freshman guard raced after the ball as it was bouncing out of bounds, and did well to save it, but his no-look toss back onto the court found the bottom of the Wildcats’ basket instead of a teammate’s hands. Young received a standing ovation from the fans at Rupp Arena, and even head coach John Calipari couldn’t resist a smile. The outcome of the play wasn’t ideal, but you got to respect the hustle Young showed in trying to save the ball. We may have found this week’s No. 1 play for SportsCenter’s “Not Top 10″. Check it out in the video below. Filed under: College Basketball, Headlines, Nick Goss

GIF: Kentucky’s James Young’s incredible shot in wrong basket

Kentucky Wildcats freshman James Young is already in the Not Top 10 after making a shot in the wrong basket against Montavello.

Kentucky Basketball Player Makes Insanely Amazing Trick Shot During Game… Into The Wrong Basket

Kentucky’s star freshman James Young made a shot on Monday night which he couldn’t replicate if he tried a hundred times (most likely). Check out the incredible hustle play the young man made to save a ball going out of bounds. He chucked it behind him as he fell out of bounds and somehow he actually nailed the shot. The only unfortunate part about it was that it was in the...

Kentucky frosh scores for other team

It's a college basketball ritual, as steeped in tradition as Midnight Madness, big dances and one-and-done wunderkinds -- putting your star freshman in his place by pounding him for the one thing he did wrong, even among the dozens of things he did right. And perhaps nobody is more adept at ripping into mega-star teenagers like Kentucky's John Calipari. But even Coach Cal...

James Young Makes Incredible Trick Shot….Into His Own Basket (VIDEO)

Every coach loves hustle, but sometimes hustle plays don’t always go as planned. In Kentucky’s most recent scrimmage, freshman James Young dove into the stands trying to save the ball. Coach Calipari loved that. What he didn’t love was that his own played saved the ball, but threw it right into his own basket for a perfect swish – 3 points for the other team. You just need...

Kentucky’s James Young saves ball, tosses it into other team’s basket

During Monday night’s Kentucky-Montevallo game, freshman James Young saved a ball from going out of bounds, and tossed it behind his back into the other team’s basket. Come on man!

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Accidentally Hit A 3-Pointer For The Other Team

I can’t say that I’ve ever seen this before. In tonight’s exhibition game between Kentucky and Montevallo, UK freshman sensation James Young was just trying to make a hustle play and give his team the possession on a loose ball. Instead, he somehow sunk a 3-pointer for the Falcons. I’m not sure whether this should go on the #TopTen or the #NotTopTen. Let’s hope he doesn’t...

Kentucky's James Young Made a Beautiful Save and then Scored a Circus Shot ... Into his Own Basket

Kentucky's James Young saves the ball from going out of bounds...puts the ball in the wrong basket.**Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home

Video: Kentucky’s James Young hits no-look 3-pointer on own basket

Kentucky freshman James Young tried to save a ball against Montavello on Monday night, instead throwing a no-look 3-pointer into his own basket.

Kentucky Freshman James Young’s Must-See Basket (Video)

Kentucky is by all accounts expected to be back in the national title picture with the best recruiting class of all-time (on paper). One of their 5-star recruits James Young showcased his talents in a very interesting way in what will perhaps be the basket of the year.  

Julius Randle trusted John Calipari to change up his game

At 6-9, 250 pounds, the conventional wisdom is that Julius Randle can take his man down low and dominate him. But that is not where the Kentucky freshman’s basketball future lies, so Randle has been trying to move away from the middle and get more of an outside game developed going into tonight’s Blue-White Game. “It’s a hard adjustment. You can go back to your old ways...

No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Montevallo, 95-72

Freshman forward Julius Randle scored 21 points to lead five Kentucky players in double figures, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away for a 95-72 exhibition victory over Montevallo on Monday night. The Wildcats' final tuneup before Friday's opener against North Carolina-Asheville saw them trail 9-2 to the Division II Falcons before going ahead for good with a 14-0 run. Montevallo...

AW Photo Gallery: UK vs. Montevallo

This photo gallery features images from Kentucky's 95-72 exhibition win over Montevallo on Monday night at Rupp Arena, including this soaring dunk by UK freshman James Young.

Kentucky Cannot Misfire On The Decision Of Trey Lyles

The Wildcats have had a tougher time than normal in the 2014 class. 5-star recruits and being involved with the top players in each class have been common place for head coach John Calipari. The 2014 class has been full of surprises, but none of them seem to benefit Kentucky. John Calipari has struggled with these recruits deciding to form packaged deals and eliminating Kentucky...

AW Video: Cal, Cauley-Stein on Exhibition Win

In this Video feautre, Kentucky coach John Calipari and sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein disucss the Cats' 95-72 exhibition win over Montevallo on Monday night at Rupp Arena.
Wildcats News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.