Thaddeus Charles Young was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1988 to Felton Young and Lula Hall. His father played ball at Jacksonville University and was drafted by the Buffalo Braves in 1978. Young went to Mitchell High School in Memphis and earned All-State honors in three separate seasons. As a senior, he posted an impressive 26.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game while taking his team to the Tennessee AA Class final. Due to his efforts, Young was named both the 2006 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and a member of the McDonald's High School All-American Team. In 2011, he established the Young for Youth Foundation to help inner-city children. You can follow Young on Twitter (@yungsmoove21).