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Sam Young

  • Full Name: Samuel David Young
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 220
  • Birthdate: June 1, 1985
  • College: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 33 3 98 188 0.521 61 88 0.693 4 21 0.19 144 28 22 20 261 7.9
2006-07 37 2 103 225 0.458 46 77 0.597 13 42 0.31 111 25 21 17 265 7.2
2007-08 37 37 254 505 0.503 116 168 0.69 44 115 0.383 232 45 41 42 668 18.1
2008-09 36 36 261 520 0.502 114 154 0.74 54 145 0.372 225 40 35 30 690 19.2
Totals 143 78 716 1438 0.498 337 487 0.692 115 323 0.356 712 138 119 109 1884 13.2

Career Highlights:

Played in a school-record 143 consecutive games. Finished as Pitt's fourth all-time leading scorer (1,884 points). One of three seniors who comprise the all-time winningest class in Pitt history (112 wins).

Senior (2008-09):

All-Big East First Team and AP All-America Third Team selection. Named to NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team. Set Pitt single-season record with 690 points. Finished fourth in Big East in scoring (19.2 ppg) and 20th in rebounding (6.3 rpg). Averaged 23.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, while shooting .480 from beyond the arc (12-for-25) in four NCAA Tournament games. Scored game-high 28 points, including three treys, and grabbed seven boards in NCAA Regional Final vs. Villanova. His 32 points vs. Oklahoma State in Second Round was a Pitt NCAA record. Had 31 points and 10 boards vs. UConn. Named MVP of the Legends Classic. Poured in a career-high 33 points vs. Belmont.

Junior (2007-08):

All-Big East First Team and AP All-America Honorable Mention. USBWA and NABC All-District teams. Wooden and Naismith Awards finalist. Named Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in four games. Ranked among league leaders in scoring (3rd), FG percentage (10th), offensive rebounding (14th) and minutes played (18th).

Sophomore (2006-07):

Played in all 37 games. Reached double figures in 16 contests, including eight of final 11 games. Averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games. Averaged 10.7 points and 3.0 rebounds over three Big East Championship contests. Scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed seven boards at West Virginia.

Freshman (2005-06):

Big East All-Rookie Team. Played in all 33 games with three starts. Ranked second on squad in field goal percentage (.521), third in rebounding (4.4 rpg) and averaged 7.9 points. Started in three of Pitt's four Big East Tournament games.

Strengths: Hard working and athletic forward. Takes advantage of his quickness to score against taller players in the post and has vastly improved his perimeter game. An aggressive defender and rebounder.

Personal: Attended Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) in 2004-05 and was named National Prep School Player of the Year by Scout.com. Led Friendly HS to Class 3A state title as a senior. Finds inspiration from younger brother, Michael Spriggs, who is blind and competes in wrestling and judo. Son of Marguet Craig.

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