Kyle Young Back to Full Health, Focused on Expanding His Offensive Game

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I really like Young's blue collar play. He will be a great example to the young guys who have just arrived.

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wigmon's picture

I remember watching some film on him from HS and thinking that he would be a prototypical stretch 4.  I didn't expect him to be a high volume shooter from the perimeter, but I expected he would be comfortable doing so and apply adequate pressure on the defense to honor it.  For whatever reason, he hasn't looked comfortable at all shooting in college.  We don't need him to be a big time scorer, but if he could add the perimeter shot, it would really help open things up in the middle.

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ibuck's picture

With all the shooters OSU has, do they really need Young to shoot from the perimeter, especially treys (which are now 1.5 feet longer)? 

Wouldn't it be better for him to work on short-range jumpers, hook shots and tap-ins?

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

If he doesn't shoot from the perimeter, the defense won't guard him, setting up 4 on 5 situations.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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Keze's picture

He brings toughness to the game for the Buckeyes. Hope the young player learns from it and shows the same kind of toughness.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

A 100% healthy Kyle Young will make a positive difference for OSU hoops.

He is the kind of blue collar player that every championship program needs.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Hovenaut's picture

Agree, well said.

Whether or not he nabs a starting role, KY should contribute meaningful minutes that could definitely bode well for the Buckeyes this coming season.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Buckeye_bob's picture

Starting in basketball is way over rated unless your a parent watching youth sports, lol. Often times starters sit much of the time and bench players get the majority of PT. Jallo started a lot of games late but averaged only 10 mins in most of them. It's about match ups and rotations. I see these posts about who is going to start and have to laugh! Kyle Young will get his 12-17 mins a game and be a dominant rebounder and trash player, that's his game.

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BuckZealot's picture

I've had that injury(overtraining for a marathon), and I was amazed he was playing after just 4 games off!

  Had to stop running completely for 4.5 months and did "aqua jogging" aka pool running with a float vest suspending one's self off the bottom.  Calcium supplements and vitamin D thereafter and smarter training.  Full recovery and ten marathons since.

Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....

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wyatt's picture

Same here. I got the injury from overtraining for a marathon. It was painful even walking to the car. Took about 3 months off doing only elliptical machine exercise. Can't hurry the body repair...especially for old geezers like me. Just did the Toledo marathon in April. 

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Maxxxx's picture

He weighs 205?  I need to go on a diet.  Or get taller.

Life is short.  Filled with stuff.

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Sanitarian2's picture

He appears to be much heavier, stronger than 205 at 6'8"

Sani

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IGotAWoody's picture

I've been working on getting taller since 1984 and my body just won't cooperate.

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sdbuckeye11W4's picture

EIther he develops more offense or Liddel picks up a lot of his minutes. I love the hustle, but he's got to be a threat from more places on the floor than he was last year. Diallo's development is also going to have to put on "fast forward". We simply have to get more quality depth on the front line if we are going to get into the top four in the Big 10 and make a run in the NCAA.

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

We do have quality depth. Anymore, many quality teams don’t necessarily have huge scoring threats inside. They do have to be good rebounders and defenders, but they by no means have to score a ton. Pick and roll, dunks, and putbacks will suffice. We already have Wesson inside as a huge scoring threat. We should have good scoring from the back court. These guys just need to play good D, and rebound. They just have to be enough of a threat that the opposing team can’t completely leave them. Anything over minimal offense is just another bonus.

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Buckeye_bob's picture

How do you know anything about Liddell or Diallo? Neither has played a minute of college basketball. Young has played and has played pretty well when healthy. Is he a 3pt shooter? No! is he an big time offensive player? No, He will rebound and score trash points and is a really good defender, to Holtman the Defense means a lot! These young kids will have to be defenders or they won't play!

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rosenbuck's picture

How about just “Back to Full Health?”

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Kieren1's picture

The team definitely needs Young’s leadership, energy, and banging/rebounding in the paint. Hope he gets healthy and is ready to gp. Young needs to work on his hands/grip and offensively his short game/finishing at the rim.  

 Kieren

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RedBeard's picture

Young has effort, leadership, and smart play with just enough of athleticism for a big man. Can’t wait to watch this years version of BB

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

I always enjoyed KY's slippery inside moves.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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