James Young working on his technique

UK Guard James Young has the green light from John Calipari to shoot.  About midway through his freshman season he

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Guard James Young has the green light from John Calipari to shoot. About midway through his freshman season he'd like to be shooting a better percentage.

Young has been up and down through the season. After going three of nine from the floor against Tennessee, he's shooting 38.6 percent for the year. Monday, he said hes been working on his technique. "Really just keeping my shoulders forward like I have been." said Young. "I've been struggling a lot, jumping off one foot or whatever and landing on one foot. So just getting my technique right and getting back to form."

Young said he has the green light from coach John Calipari and he'll keep shooting. Assistant coach John Robic says it'll take some work. "Getting in the gym and practice. The big thing with James is having his shoulders, keeping them, not getting them back. He's a good shooter, I mean I know he's not shooting at the percentage that he would like but he's putting the ball in the basket."

Robic said Young's style reminds him of a former player. "He's just creative. He reminds me of the kid we had at Memphis, Chris Douglas Roberts. Just a little unorthodox, it doesn't look like it's going in but somehow it finds a way to go in. And we have all the confidence in the world for him."

Kentucky returns to action Tuesday night against Texas A&M in Rupp Arena. Tipoff will be at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN.


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