* Great athlete
* Stat sheet stuffer
* Quick first step/attacks the rim
* Good rebounder
* Good free-throw shooter
* Solid defender
* NBA size
* Consistency of effort
* Has to get more consistent from the perimeter
* Decision-making could be tightened up
Young is looking to become just the second player drafted from IUPUI. The first was George Hill, with whom Young would have been teammates in the 2008-09 season had Hill not decided to enter the NBA Draft after his junior year. Young has been projected as a second-round pick, and he’s got a lot of tools to excel in the NBA, not the least of which are good size and athleticism.
Young has an exceptional senior season, ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring and leading his team in rebounding, steals, blocked shots, made 3-pointers and free-throws made. He set an IUPUI Division I record by scoring a career-high 43 points against Western Kentucky. Young was chosen to the All-Summit League first team. He finished his career as the third all-time scorer at IUPUI and fourth in the Summit.
20.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.4 tpg, 1.6 spg, 1.0 bpg, 32.8 mpg, .424 FG, .339 3PT, .817 FT
Young ended his career as the leading active scorer in college basketball, having scored 2,286 points. He was also the active leading in double-figure scoring games, with 111 in 131 games.
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What Insiders Say:
IUPUI coach Todd Howard
“He’s a bona fide, bona fide scorer. He can get points at the line, he can go to the bucket, he can hit threes, he can score in transition, on put-backs. Scoring’s just his forte. Some guys have it, and he does.”
IUPUI guard Alex Young
"Pretty much everything was working [in a school-record 43-point game against Western Kentucky.] Everything I put up tonight, I felt like it was in rhythm and it wasn't forced. I'm really at my best when I get in rhythm and get good shots.”
What Outsiders Say:
Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton
"When a player that good gets in a groove ... he's hard to stop, and (Young) was in one of those zones tonight (after young scoring 34 points].”