In three years time, James Young will have gone from Troy High School (MI) to Rochester High School (MI) – nine miles away – to the University of Kentucky (KY) – roughly 400 miles away.
So a four foot vertical leap may not seem like a large distance, except that (a) it is and (b) it really is when you’re jumping over a defender for an alley oop. In Rochester’s Thursday night game against Avondale High School (MI), Young went up, up and away catching and dunking a lob from a teammate.
Young finished with a meager 43 points, 22 boards, seven assists and seven steals (what, no blocks?) in Rochester’s 78-60 win.
And this isn’t the first time that Young has made a defender wear his dunk. He did this a couple weeks ago at Troy Athens High School.
Thanks to reader Jim for the tip