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What They’re Saying: Pacers Select Joseph Young

In the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft, the Pacers selected Joseph Young from Oregon. Find out what they’re saying about the Pacers’ 43rd pick.

Fox Sports: “Young, who was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year last year, averaged 20.7 points and 3.8 assists last season.” Read More

IndyStar: “After choosing center Myles Turner at No. 11, Larry Bird focused on the backcourt in Round 2, going with the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year in Young, who averaged 20.7 points a game as a senior.” Read More

SB Nation: “Young was a dynamic scorer for the Ducks, putting up over 2,300 career points between his time at Houston (where he played his first two seasons) and Oregon.” Read More

Oregon Live: “Bird, the former Boston Celtics legend as a player turned highly successful executive in his home state of Indiana, told reporters after the draft that the front office was “surprised (Young) was there” at No. 43, even though his mid-second round pick was right in line with where a consensus of mock drafts projected Young’s draft stock.” Read More

My Fox Houston: “What’s a strange coincidence not lost upon Joseph Young was that his father wore number 43 during the 1985 season with the Suns. On Thursday, he was drafted 43rd overall to follow his father’s footsteps into the NBA.” Read More

8 Points 9 Seconds: “While the 6’2″ has a size of what would be considered a point guard, Bird sees enough knows that Young is more of a scorer than a playmakers, but likes his versatility to player in either guard slot.” Read More

What They’re Saying on Twitter…

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Indy Star – Candace Buckner:

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IndyStar – Gregg Doyel:

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