Over 100 players have been called up from the NBA G-League this season, which is the highest number since the league was founded in 2001. 

These players have been able to showcase their talent at the highest level while others are still waiting for their opportunity.


One of these players is Birmingham Squadron's guard Joe Young. Despite dominating the game in scoring as well as making an impact on the defensive end, he is yet to be signed by an NBA organization.

Between the Showcase Cup and G-League regular season, the guard has played a total of 18 games, averaging 22.55 points per contest. 

He is also averaging 33.7 points in his last three games with the Squadron, including a 42-point performance against the Stockton Kings. 

The Journey

The 29 year-old veteran has been forced to see three of his teammates get called up to the association - Jared Harper, Malcolm Hill, and Zylan Cheathlam - but has still managed to stay focus on his journey. 

Don't compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance. - Jerry Corsten


In December, 2021 sources told VAVEL USA multiple organizations in the NBA were interested in signing Young on a 10-day hardship deal. 

Three team call-ups later, it seems like only a matter of time until Young becomes the fourth. 

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