Young is a shooting forward for the Bulls, and he is hoping to continue his playing career after he graduates next year.
Standing at 6’4, 185 pounds, Young has the size to play at the next level, with time to still grow before his senior year is all said and done.
In the weight-room, Young takes care of business, with his squat max being 330 pounds, standing vertical at 30.5 and approaching vertical at 34.5. He also has a deadlift of 435 pounds, a broad jump of 105″ and a wingspan of 78″!
As far as on the court goes, Young seemed to find his rhythm in his junior year, and he was pleased with what he finished with statistically.
“I feel like my junior season went really well,” Young said. “I was able to average 12 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game on 64% FG shooting from two-point range and 35% FG from three-point range.We finished second in our district, and I feel this offseason is going very well so far.”
Knowing that there are players all over the country with great statlines and weight-room numbers, Young understands he has to separate himself in certain ways so that he stands out to college coaches.
“I would say that the thing that makes me standout, is my motor,” Young said. “I can play very hard, for a long period of time. I try and give my all each time I set foot on the court. I am also like a sponge, in that I soak up all that I can to help better my game.”
Every player has a driving force inside of them that keeps them going, and Young is no different from the others.
“My drive just comes from me wanting to be the best that I can be,” Young said. “I just work very hard and the results can be seen. I have been playing this game for eleven years, and there is nothing like it.”
In the classroom is where Young excels the most, as he currently has a 3.6 GPA, which shows college coaches that he is serious about competing at the next level. It will be interesting to see where this young man takes his talents next!