Joseph Young: 2015 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-2
Weight: 178
Position: SG
College: Oregon
Age: 22

2014-2015 Season Stats

PPG: 20.7
RPG: 4.4
APG: 3.8
BLK: 0.0
STL: 1.1

Player Bio
Courtesy of Oregon Athletics

Second-team all-Pac-12 selection ... Pac-12 all-tournament selection ... With 643 points, provided Oregon’s fifth-best total for points in a season ... Also made 155 free throws, which ranked seventh best in Oregon history ... Led the team in scoring (643/18.9 points per game), minutes (1,059/31.1 per game), field goals made (206), 3-point field goals made (76), free throws made (155) and steals (44) ... Scored in double-figures in 30-of-34 games, led the team in scoring 18 times and scored 20-plus points in 14 games ... Finished as the Pac-12’s second-leading scorer, while ranking first in free throw percentage ... Led UO in scoring in both Pac-12 Tournament games, tallying 19 points against Oregon State and 29 against second-seeded UCLA without a single turnover ... Went 18-of-29 from the floor on the tournament ... Followed that with a strong NCAA Tournament performance with 19 points in the second round victory over BYU and 29 against Wisconsin ... Ranked first in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (.881), making 155-of-176 on the season ... Made 86-of-91 FT (.945) attempts in Pac-12 play ... Ranked third in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made (76) and fifth in 3FG percentage (.415) ... Became the first UO newcomer to open with three straight 20-plus scoring efforts since Tajuan Porter (2006-07) ... Set a Matthew Knight Arena record, scoring a career-high 36 points against Western Carolina after making 15-of-16 free throw attempts ... Had four remarkable performances at the FT line, making 16-of-17 against California, 15-of-16 against Western Carolina, 12-of-12 against Georgetown and 10-of-10 against UCLA ... Scored a team-high 29 points against California ... Set another Matthew Knight Arena record with six steals against USC to go along with 21 points ... Scored a game-high 24 points in victory over Georgetown ... Netted 25 points in overtime win versus BYU ... Led Ducks with 24 points and four assists against Morgan State ... Scored a game-high 25 points against UCLA, making 6-of-11 from the floor and 10-of-10 from the free throw line ... After scoring 12 points against San Francisco, Young joined the 1,000 point club after just two seasons and four games as a junior ... Scored 29 points at Arizona State, all of which came in the second half, on 11-of-22 shooting ... His 11 field goals made ranked as a career-high ... Scored a game-high 25 points in a Civil War victory, shooting at a 8-of-15 mark with four boards and four assists ... Made 7-of-12 to score 18 points with two assists in victory over Washington on Feb. 20 ... Scored 16 points in the second half and 18 for the game in win over WSU on Feb. 24 ... Scored 26 points in double-overtime victory at UCLA, followed by 16 points against USC two days later.

An all-Conference USA and a USBWA all-District VII selection for Houston ... prolific scorer nearly reached 1,000 career points in just two seasons at Houston ... Averaged 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 62 contests for the Cougars ... excellent shooter hit 44.0 percent from the field, 40.2 from three-point range and 86.6 from the free throw line ... As a sophomore (2012-13), led Houston and ranked second in the league at 18.0 points per game ... Topped team and placed third in the league with a 87.5 free throw percentage ... Ranked among the C-USA leaders in three-point field goals per game and three-point field goal percentage ... Scored 20 or more points during six consecutive games late in the season capped by a career best 32 points at Tulane (13-for-13 from the free throw line) ... Also recorded a season high nine assists against the Green Wave. Was a Conference USA all-Freshman selection in 2011-12 ... Led the Cougars and ranked among the Conference USA top-10 individual leaders in three-point field goal percentage (38.2) and three-point field goals made per game (1.8) ... Finished third on the team with 11.3 points per game ... redshirted his first year at Houston (2010-11).

Lettered for head coach Greg Wise at Yates High School ... Parade All-America Third-Team selection as a senior in 2009-10) ... Texas Gatorade Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year ... Class 4A Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team member ... Averaged 27.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 3.8 assists per game to help lead the Lions to their second straight state championship ... Teamed with current Duck Damyean Dotson to lead team to a perfect 34-0 record and the No. 1 national ranking in final polls from USA Today, MaxPreps and ... Honored as the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game and the T-Mobile Invitational in Alabama ... Scored 43 points during the T-Mobile Invitational championship game, including 24 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter. Helped lead Lions to the first of back-to-back Class 4A state championships as a junior (2008-09).

Born Joseph Michael Young in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Michael and Tina Young ... Father, Michael, ranks as the third-leading scorer in Houston history and is one of five players to have his jersey number retired by the school ... Major is sociology.


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