Nick Young
Full Name: Nicholas Young
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 200
Birthdate: June 1, 1985 ()
High School: Cleveland HS (Reseda, Calif.)
College: Southern California
 

Southern California
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 29 23 123 279 .441 47 73 .644 28 89 .315 118 38 22 9 321 11.1
2005-06 30 30 191 409 .467 113 141 .801 23 69 .333 198 49 31 7 518 17.3
2006-07 37 36 239 455 .525 125 159 .786 44 100 .440 171 50 27 10 647 17.5
Totals 96 89 553 1143 .484 285 373 .764 95 258 .368 487 137 80 26 1486 15.5

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors his sophomore and junior seasons. Also earned All-District honors from the NABC and USBWA both years. Finished collegiate career as USCs sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,486 points.

Junior (2006-07): Ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.5 ppg), fifth in field goal percentage (.525) and tied for second in three-point field goal percentage (.440). Led team in scoring 20 times. Scored season-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Arizona. Tallied 26 points on 12-for-15 shooting vs. Wichita State. Posted 25 points vs. Washington and scored 26 points in the rematch. Registered 22 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Long Beach State. Led team with 26 points vs. Stanford in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament. Recorded 22 points and seven rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas. Scored 15 points vs. North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen.

Sophomore (2005-06): Led team in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg). Was one of only three players in the conference ranked in the top 10 in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (sixth). Scored in double figures in all but one contest. Recorded four double-doubles. Posted career-highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State. Led team with 28 points and seven rebounds at Washington. Registered 32 points vs. Washington State. Notched first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener vs. Cal State Northridge. Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Loyola Marymount. Tallied 25 points and eight rebounds vs. Eastern Washington in the Great Alaska Shootout on his way to All-Tournament honors.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Scored in double figures 15 times. Posted season-high 22 points twice, at Arizona State and vs. UCLA. Tallied 21 points and seven rebounds at Oregon and scored 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting in the rematch. Registered 20 points and seven rebounds vs. Washington. Grabbed a season-high ten rebounds vs. Western Michigan.

Strengths: Excels in the mid-range game, able to shoot pull-ups or fadeaways. Shows terrific body control and separation ability. Also has a quick first step.

Personal: Favorite food is pizza. Names brothers John and T as his biggest sports heroes.


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