SCOUTING REPORT: Kyle Young not only has been Middle Tennessee's most consistent performer the past two seasons, starting 40 career games and playing in 59 of 60, but he also gets the job done in the classroom and in the community. The junior forward has a 3.50 GPA and has been named to the Sun Belt's Commissioner's List (3.5 GPA or higher) twice; the Sun Belt Honor Roll (3.0 or higher) three times; the Middle Tennessee Dean's List three times and the Middle Tennessee Academic Honor Roll five times ... Three-year member of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) ... Never made below an A at Marshall County High School ... Inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma (Athletic Honor Fraternity for juniors and seniors) in 2005; Golden Key member ... Who's Who Among College Students ... NSCS member ... Contributions to the community include, Special Olympics (3 years); NABC Reading Program (3 years); "Special Kids" Program (3 years); American Heart Association Heart Walk (2 years); Community Clean-Up (1 Year).
Has been Middle Tennessee's most durable and consistent player the past two seasons, earning starts in 40 of 59 career games played ... 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 ... Majoring in Business Administration ... Father, Spence, played basketball at Vanderbilt ... Brother, Ryan, played basketball at Carson-Newman.