Former University of Kentucky standout James Young is trying to prove his doubters wrong.
An in-depth ESPN article by Chris Forsberg recaps Young's rookie season with the Boston Celtics and explores why some have questioned the 19-year-old's work ethic.
Here is a segment of the story about last year's No. 17 overall NBA Draft pick:
"Here's what most haven't seen: If the Celtics maintained a leaderboard for offseason hours in the gym, Young would be near the top. A familiar presence since the end of the season, he often engages in two-a-day sessions at the team's training facility. The results? He's carrying 15 pounds of additional muscle, has trimmed his body fat and has added three inches to his vertical over the past year, the fruits of a newfound dedication to the weight room.
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"Young admits his work ethic might not have been at the level it needed to be when he arrived in the NBA. "