Thaddeus Young
Full Name: Thaddeus Charles Young
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 220
Birthdate: June 21, 1988 (New Orleans)
High School: Mitchell HS (Memphis, Tenn.)
College: Georgia Tech
 

Georgia Tech
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 31 31 177 370 .478 52 70 .743 39 93 .419 151 63 40 12 445 14.4

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Ranked 15th in the ACC in scoring while shooting .478 from the field and .419 from distance in his lone collegiate campaign.

Freshman (2006-07): Tied for the team-lead in scoring at 14.4 ppg, good for 15th in the ACC. Scored in double-figures in 25 of 31 games. Averaged 19.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, while shooting better than 50 percent from the field and from three-point range in the five games directly preceding the NCAA Tournament. Had four, 10-rebound efforts. Notched 24 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists against Georgia. Totaled 72 offensive rebounds and also ranked second on the team in assists (2.1).

High School: A McDonald’s All-America selection. A Second Team Parade All-American. The 2006 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and a three-time All-State selection. As a senior, averaged 26.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game en route to leading Mitchell High School to the Class AA State Championship Game.

Strengths: A versatile forward who can score inside and also can step back and hit the triple. A reliable free-throw shooter. Flexible defensively as well, as he can guard both inside and outside scorers with the same efficiency.

Personal: Son of Lula Hall and Felton Young. His father played basketball at Jacksonville University (1976-78) and was drafted by the NBA’s Buffalo Braves.


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