Young invited to New York
Nick Young will get to shake NBA commissioner David Stern's hand the way he always envisioned.
Young was one of 15 players invited to New York to be present during the June 28th NBA draft and go on stage when selected.
``He's already been standing in the mirror and practicing,'' Mae Young, Nick's mother, said of his upcoming television moment. ``I told him he can't turn that hat backward.''
When Young decided to forego his senior year and enter the NBA draft, he was considered a mid-to-late first rounder. His being invited to New York is the biggest sign that, because of his strong workouts, Young is now expected to go in the top 10.
``It's a great sign,'' said Aaron Mintz, Young's agent. ``Usually, they poll all the decision makers for various teams to find out who's the top group to get the invite.''
Young is currently in Detroit meeting with representatives from the Pistons. Tomorrow, he is going to Philadelphia. In Philly, he has dinner plans with Sixers assistant coach Henry Bibby, the former USC coach who recruited Young to the Trojans. He has also worked out for the Clippers, Washington and New Jersey. He has a workout with New Orleans scheduled for next week.