Arkansas Sophomore B.J. Young to Declare For the 2013 NBA Draft

By Paul Seaver
Don McPeak-USA Today Sports

According to Jeff Goodman of, Arkansas sophomore point guard B.J. Young has declared for the 2013 NBA Draft.

Young can score the ball and the run the offense and the 6-foot-3 guard actually could have declared and left for the NBA a season ago. However, Young came back, but did not do anything special to boost his stock here in 2012-13.

Young averaged 15.3 points per game as a freshman and backed that up by averaging 15.2 points this past season. In addition to his scoring output, Young averaged 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

As you can tell by Goodman’s tweet above, Young is currently listed as a second round draft selection. According to, Young is listed as the 67th best prospect among their top 100 big board.

Everything aside, Young is a talented guard who certainly has the potential to be selected in the draft this upcoming June. He will have the opportunity in workouts and drills to potentially work his way up the draft board to the late first-early second round, but we will wait and see in that regard.

After flirting with the draft a season ago, Young’s choice to leave Arkansas here in 2013, is no real surprise.

Young becomes the second Razorback to enter the draft pool early, joining junior forward Marshawn Powell who declared back on Tuesday.


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