Kentucky’s James Young Was in Minor Car Accident a Couple Weeks Ago

James Young was in a minor car accident a “couple weeks ago,” a source confirmed to

Chad Ford of ESPN first Tweeted Thursday morning that the 6-foot-7 Kentucky freshman “was in a minor car accident” that caused him to “miss [his] last 5 workouts. He’s OK. But may explain his recent draft slide.”

After peaking as a projected lottery pick, has the Michigan native going No. 24 to the Charlotte Bobcats in tonight’s NBA Draft but not because of the car accident.

“Although Young is talented enough to get picked much higher than this, concerns around his off-court habits and NBA readiness have tempered some of the enthusiasm around his draft stock as other prospects have risen for different reasons,” Jonathan Givony of wrote.

Young said Wednesday in New York that the Lakers, Suns, Bulls and Bobcats were the teams showing the most interest in him.

“I thought I was definitely going to be in the top 10,” Young told the Louisville Courier-Journal Wednesday. “… But whatever team I go to, whatever team doesn’t pick me, I’ll see them in the regular season and just go at them.”

Young is repped by Jay-Z.

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Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

The more I watch Kristo, the more I like what I see. This kid is ready to contribute to the Rangers this season. Although it may not happen this season, but next season, the Rangers will have to find a spot for this kid.