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Sam Young

N/A | Forward

Spurs

Biography

Background

2011-12:

Before being traded to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez, 3/15, he averaged 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds a game, while shooting 38.6 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the foul line, in 21 appearances for the Memphis Grizzlies...with Philadelphia, he averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds a game in 14 appearances...after going 0-9 from 3-pt range with Memphis, he canned 5-8 from long distance with the Sixers, including a career-best 3-3 in the final game of the season at Detroit, 4/26...he totaled 12 points in that game against the Pistons and that was one of just two times he scored more than five in a 76ers uniform...in just his fourth appearance of the season for the Grizzlies, he helped lead them to a win vs. Sacramento, 1/3, with season-highs of 20 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench...he missed five games due to injury, one in January with back spasms and four in February with a sprained right ankle.

2010-11:

He averaged 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor in 78 games (46 starts)…the Grizzlies finished the season 29-15 after he was named a full-time starter and went 30-16 with him in the starting lineup…he scored in double figures 22 times in the final 36 games of the season, averaging 10.6 points on 48.8 percent FG…he averaged 9.5 ppg on 48.3 percent shooting in 27.1 minutes in his 46 starts…he scored 10+ points 27 times and 20+ points twice, a career-high tying 22 points off a career-high tying nine made field goals vs. LA Lakers, 2/7, and a 22-point performance in the regular season finale at LA Clippers, 4/13…he made a career-high tying nine baskets and dished out a personal-best six assists at Minnesota, 2/2…he grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Minnesota, 2/23…he swiped a career-high four steals at Denver, 12/5…he tied a career-best with four blocks vs. Dallas, 1/15 …he led the Grizzlies’ bench with 17 points in the season opener vs. Atlanta, 10/27…he played a career-high 45 minutes at Oklahoma City, 2/8…he sat out four games, all due to coaching decisions.

2009-10:

He averaged 7.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in his rookie campaign and led the team’s reserves in scoring 43 times...he made appearances in 80 of 82 games, starting one...in his lone start, he scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds in nearly 39 minutes (38:40) of the Grizzlies’ loss at Utah, 11/30...that was one of his 25 games in double figures that included three games of 20 or more points...he scored a career-high 22 points twice in the space of less than a week: at Phoenix, 1/2, and at Utah, 1/6...he scored 20 points for the first time in his career on 7-13 FG and 6-6 FT at Atlanta, 12/16.

PLAYOFFS:

2011-12: He made two appearances for the 76ers, totaling four minutes and no points (0-2 FG) and no rebounds...2010-11: A participant in all 13 of the Grizzlies games in the 2011 postseason, he started 11 and averaged 7.5 points with 2.3 rebounds per game...after scoring just two points in his playoffs debut, 4/17, at San Antonio, he scored 17 points in Game 2 at AT&T Center on 7-13 FG, 1-2 3-pt FG and 2-2 FT...he also had four rebounds, one assist, one steal and a blocked shot in that game...in Game 5 at San Antonio, 4/27, he tallied a postseason career-high 18 points on 7-12 FG, 1-2 3-pt FG and 3-3 FT...he also had a career-high six rebounds in that game against the Spurs...in his only other game in double figures, he scored 12 points on 6-11 FG at Oklahoma City, 5/3...after totaling 20 points in the first two games of the series with the Thunder, he had just 19 in the remaining five—shooting 9-30 FG in that span...he connected on 10-19 FG in the first two games of the series with Oklahoma City....he shot 8-13 FT in the first five games of the playoffs, then was 1-2 the rest of the way.

COLLEGE:

He played all four seasons at Pittsburgh and finished as the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer…he played a school record 143 consecutive games and was one of three seniors who comprised the all-time winningest class in Panthers history…2008-09: An All-Big East First Team and AP All-America Third Team selection as a senior, he was also named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team...he set a Pitt single-season record with 690 points and finished fourth in Big East in scoring (19.2 ppg) and 20th in rebounding (6.3 rpg)...he averaged 23.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, while shooting 48.0 percent from beyond the arc (12-25) in four NCAA Tournament games...he scored a game-high 28 points, including three 3-pt FG, and grabbed seven boards in the NCAA East Regional Final vs. Villanova...his 32 points vs. Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament was a Panthers NCAA Tournament record...he also had 31 points and 10 boards vs. UConn...named MVP of the Legends Classic, he poured in a career-high 33 points vs. Belmont...2007-08: An All-Big East First Team and Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, he was named to the USBWA and NABC All-District teams...a Wooden and Naismith Awards finalist, he was named Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in four games...he ranked among league leaders in scoring (3rd), FG percentage (10th), offensive rebounding (14th) and minutes played (18th)...2006-07: He played in all 37 games and reached double figures in 16 contests, including eight of final 11 games...he averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in three NCAA Tournament games and averaged 10.7 ppg and 3.0 rpg over three Big East Championship contests...he scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed seven boards at West Virginia...2005-06: A member of the Big East All-Rookie Team, he played in all 33 games with three starts...he ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.521), third in rebounding (4.4 rpg) and averaged 7.9 points...he started in three of Pitt’s four Big East Tournament games.

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