The kid just turned 20 and he already cracks our list. Young got the full ESPN treatment during his lone college season in Oklahoma. Given the natural similarities between his game, demeanor, and appearance and those of Steph Curry, seemingly the entire sports world questioned whether we were witnessing the rise of Chef Curry 2.0—a debate that had us all exhausted by February.
With the spotlight fixed on him, Young has been subject to the same criticisms as Curry: he’s soft, he doesn’t play defense, he jacks way too many bad shots, and he acts “selfless” but actually plays selfishly. Fair or not, those criticisms will probably plague Young for his entire career.