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Patric Young

Junior F/C (Florida) 6'9" 240 lbs. DOB: 2/1/1992

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2010-2011 Season (Fr): 37 games, 3.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, .3 assists, .7 turnovers, .6 steals, .8 blocks, 55.6/70.3%
2011-2012 Season (So): 37 games, 10.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.5 turnovers, .5 steals, .8 blocks, 61.8/59.3%

July 8, 2011
Young is a truly impressive physical specimen. He has great size and a very strong frame, yet he manages to make some very athletic plays. He played less than 18 minutes per game as a freshman, but still managed to build a reputation as a solid defender and rebounder. Young is very much a work in progress. He has a lot of upside, but very little experience. The focus of his development should be his offensive game. He needs to improve his passing, jump shot, and post game. His game will change a lot before he's ready for the next level, and if all goes well, he should be similar to Jermaine O'Neal at the NBA level.

July 11, 2012
Young had a strong sophomore season, posting double digits on nearly 62% shooting. The dramatic dip in free throw is troubling, but Young showed decent progress offensively. His jump shot still needs a lot of work, but there's something to be said for a big man who defends and doesn't need a lot of shots. Young was perhaps the last player to remove his name from the 2012 draft, and he made a great choice. If he takes a leap  this year, he could be a top 10 pick. If not, he'll find a home in the 20's. Seeing him play this year reminded me of a rich man's Reggie Evans.