Player Profile: Nick Young
#1 NICK YOUNG
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
College: Southern California
High School: Cleveland, Reseda, CA
NBA Years: 3
Drafted: 16th Overall (First Round) By Washington In 2007
Career Transactions: None
Professionally: Among all players in the 2007 NBA Draft class, finished second only to OKC’s Kevin Durant in scoring in 2010-11 (17.4 ppg)…Surpassed the 1,000 point mark for the first time in his career in 2010-11…Scored a career-high 43 points, and sank a career-best seven three-pointers vs. SAC (1/11/11)…Had the highest scoring increase in the NBA from 2009-10 to 2010-11 (8.6 – 17.4).
Personally: Is the son of Charles and Mae Young…Names his brothers John and "T" as his biggest sports heroes…Is a fixture at Wizards Basketball Camps and community events, including “Salute To The Stars” and the annual “Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery”…Visited wounded servicemen and women at Andrews Air Force Base in 2007…Was the focus of a documentary titled “Second Chance Season” which portrayed his life story and path to the NBA.
2010-11: Appeared in 64 games (40 starts), and averaged a career-high and team-leading 17.4 points per game, along with 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 31.8 minutes per game…Tallied a team-high eight games with 30+ points, and scored 20+ points in a game a team-high 30 times, including nine games in a reserve role…Also led Washington with a career-high 105 three-point field goals made…Scored a career-high 43 points, and sank a career-best seven three-pointers vs. SAC (1/11)…Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds vs. IND (12/29)…Among all players in the 2007 NBA Draft class, finished second only to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant in scoring…Connected on a game-winning three-point field goal with 7.6 seconds remaining to beat PHI (11/23)…Missed 18 games due to injury/illness; right thigh contusion (12/3), sore left knee (2/16), flu-like symptoms (3/5), bruised left knee (3/15-3/23, 3/28-4/13).