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.
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Kentucky Wildcats freshman James Young is already in the Not Top 10 after making a shot in the wrong basket against Montavello.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
This AllWildcats.com 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.
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...
In this AllWildcats.com 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.