Ohio State '17 OH SF (JR) - Kyle Young

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    Junior Forward Kyle Young
    What he's done:
    After playing sparsely as a freshman behind Keita Bates-Diop and Jae'Sean Tate, Young averaged 20.5 minutes in 31 games, including 14 starts, as a sophomore. The power forward is an impressive natural athlete – most of his teammates viewed either Musa Jallow or him as the most athletic player on the team – who plays off the ball on defense and contributes with his defense, by staying in motion and grabbing rebounds. He shot 67.2 percent from the field last season, relying heavily on dunks and shots near the basket.

    His role next season: Young started for nearly half of the games last season, but he's no lock to return to the starting five in the fall. The additions of E.J. Liddell and Alonzo Gaffney will crowd the frontcourt and force Young to battle for his minutes. Young will have a role, but his minutes will be partially determined by whether he can become a more dynamic offensive player in the offseason, similar to how Andre Wesson did a year ago.
     
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