Earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in May, 2006 and is currently enrolled in Graduate school and working toward his Master's ... Four-time Dean's List at Middle Tennessee ... Named to either the Sun Belt Commissioner's List or Academic Honor Roll in each of the last four years.
ON THE COURT
Enters the 2006-07 season as a three-year starter who has seen his production increase with each season ... Coming off his best season at Middle Tennessee as he entered the 2005-06 campaign with six career double-figure scoring games and had more than twice as many (13) during the season ... Has earned starts in 65 of 86 career games, which are the most for any current Blue Raider in each category ... Shot 65.2 percent from the field in 2005-06, which is third on the Middle Tennessee single-season list and makes Young one of only two players in program history to shoot 65 percent or higher for a single season ... Is fifth on the career field goal percentage list at Middle Tennessee with a mark of 56.8 ... His 65.2 mark in 2005-06 was second in the Sun Belt ... Has recorded 110-plus rebounds in each of his first three seasons ... His 44 career blocked shots are tied for 10th on the career list ... Scored 400th career point against South Alabama (01/19/06).
IN THE COMMUNITY
Helped spearhead a unique first of its kind mentoring program where the men's basketball team mentored more than 20 youngsters at a local middle school. The program was a year-long venture where players went to Central Middle School each week for one hour to mentor. The program ended with a day-long program at Middle Tennessee in May ... Assisted with clean-up operations in the Nashville, Tenn., area after a deadly tornado ripped through the Midstate area and destroyed homes and businesses ... Also involved with Special Olympics (4 years), NABC Reading Program (4 years), "Special Kids" (3 years), American Heart Association Heart Walk (2 years) ... Inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma (Athletic Honor Fraternity for juniors and seniors ... Golden Key Member ... Who's Who Among College Students, NSCS member.
Second in Sun Belt Conference in field goal percentage (.652), which is third on the Middle Tennessee single-season list behind Warren Kidd's 70 percent in 1991, and Kidd's .664 in 1992 ... Among Top 15 in Sun Belt rebounding category and sixth among league leaders with a single-season high 69 ... Became first Blue Raider since Tommy Gunn (2001-04) to record at least 100 rebounds in three straight seasons when he pulled six against New Orleans ... Tied career high for rebounds with 12 against Florida International (02/04/06) .. Scored 400th career point against South Alabama (01/19/06) ... Registered his third career double double and second of the season with a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 points against Louisville ... Entered season with six career double figuring scoring games and had 13 in 2005-06 ... Finished season with 108 field goals, which were one shy of previous two years combined ... Led team in scoring for the first time in 65 career games with career-high 19 points against Belmont, and also established career highs for field goals (9) and field goal attempts (13) ... Turned in second career double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds at Indiana State ... Perfect from the field (5-of-5) against Austin Peay ... His 44 career blocked shots are tied for 10th on the career list ... Has earned starts in 64 of 87 career games, which are the most for any current Blue Raider in each category.
Improved his shooting percentage from 47 percent in 2003-04 to 54 percent in 2004-05 ... Scored in 23 of 28 games played ... Was strong from the field in the 19 games played after the turn of the calendar, connecting on 30-of-59 (51 percent) of his field goals ... Has pulled at least 100 rebounds in each of his first two seasons, grabbing 130 caroms in his first season and collecting 111 as a sophomore... Scored at least eight points six times and the Blue Raiders were 5-1 in those games ... Pulled a season-high nine rebounds in win against Arkansas State (02/17/05) ... Scored a career-high 15 points and tied career high for field goals made on 5-of-7 shooting against New Mexico State, and also was 5-of-5 from the free-throw line ... Converted eight straight free-throw attempts in games against New Orleans, New Mexico State and North Texas ... Connected on a season high five field goals and pulled a season-high eight rebounds against South Alabama (1/20/05) ... Responded to the challenge to be a stronger force on the boards, pulling eight rebounds in consecutive games against South Alabama (1/20/05) and New Orleans (1/22/05) for the first time in his career ... Tied career high for points with 12 against Tennessee Wesleyan (12/02/04) ... Entered the 2004-05 season with two career double-figure scoring games and had four in 2004-05, as well as 11 games with six points or more ... Tied his career high of two steals against South Alabama (1/20/05) ... Tied career high for assists with two against North Texas (02/10/05).
Talented and versatile big man started 20 games and played in 28 ... Averaged 4.6 rebounds per game, which was third on the team ... Scored a career-high 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting at Virginia Commonwealth, and only other double figure game was 10 points at Tennessee Wesleyan ... Scored in 25 of 28 games played ... Had double figures in rebounds three times, including career 12 rebounds at Chattanooga.
Took a medical redshirt.
MARSHALL COUNTY HS
Played for coach Ray Steely at Marshall County ... Averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as a senior ... Torched opponents by shooting 64 percent from the floor ... Set the single-game rebounding record with 23 ... Also holds the single-game blocks record with 10 ... Ranks third in career scoring and second in career rebounding at MCHS ... Named to the Tennessee Coaches Association All-Star Team ... Represented the state in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game ... First Team All-State as a senior ... Third Team All-State as a junior ... Tennessee Coaches Association A/AA Player of the Year as a senior ... Two year Tennessean All-Midstate selection ... Two-time Region MVP ... Twice named Distrtict 9-AA MVP ... Three-year selection to the All-District team ... Chose Middle Tennessee over Texas Tech, N.C. State, Utah and nearly 80 other schools ... Graduated fifth in his class ... Selected for the Army ROTC Award as Marshall County's top Scholar-Athlete ... Member of National Honor Society.
Son of Spence and Peggy Young ... Born August 13, 1983 ... Earned B.S. in Business Administration, May, 2006, currently enrolled in Graduate School ... Father, Spence, played basketball at Vanderbilt ... Brother, Ryan, played basketball at Carson-Newman.