Rihanna welcomes NBA draft prospect to RocNation

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Most of the NBA draft talk will revolve around one-and-done players Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid however former Kentucky player, James Young is boosting his popularity with a little help from Rihanna.

The internationally famous recording-artist took to social media today to welcome Young to RocNation, the entertainment management company owned by Jay-Z.

Rihanna posted a picture of the young basketball star on instagram along with the caption: "I am proud to say that James Young is the newest member of the #ROCNationSports family!!! Welcome home!!!"

RocNation manages Rihanna, Shakira and Kylie Minogue among others with their sports management arm including Geno Smith and Kevin Durant.

Young averaged 14 points per game during his one season with Kentucky and is expected to be drafted in the top half of the first round.

Kevin Durant has seen his popularity increase after becoming a member of RocNation in 2013 and he is consistently listed as one of the highest earners in the NBA.

Young will be hoping that his new management can help him be a success both on and off the court in the NBA.

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