The scoring acumen of Pacers' second-round pick, Joseph Young, has caught the attention of his peers.
Young was tabbed as the biggest steal of the draft in a survey conducted at the Panini Rookie Photo Shoot earlier in the month. In an effort to diversify the results, the 36 rookie participants were not permitted to vote for themselves, their college teammates, or current NBA teammates.
The reigning PAC-12 Player of the Year averaged 22.5 PPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.5 RPG in four games at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Come training camp in September, Young is expected to compete for backup minutes at both guard positions.
Additionally, Young finished tied for fifth in voting for "best rookie playmaker" (5.7%) while receiving an undisclosed amount of votes for "funniest rookie" and "best rookie defender." Yes, you read that right: 'best defender.'
For a better look at his Summer League performance, behold the Internet:
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Other Blue-and-Gold rookies who made the cut:
Biggest steal: Myles Turner tied for sixth (6.1%).
Best rookie defender: Rakeem Christmas (received votes)