Welcome: Joseph Young

Posted: November 11, 2009 in Player Updates, Recruiting
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Twitter_Logo_normalJoseph Young is a 6’2″ Shooting Guard from Houston, TX.  He is the son of former Phi SlammaJOSEPHYOUNG7_14200 Jamma brother, and NBA player Michael Young.  Young is a lights out shooter and is ranked as the 69th best player by MaxPreps.com.  Young has helped lead Jack Yates High School to national rankings, and received a great deal of attention in an AAU tournament in Las Vegas where he had an outstanding showing.  Young was the last recruit to give PC a verbal.  There were reports that his father was unhappy that he chose PC over Houston, but all conflicts were resolved and Young gave a solid verbal to PC.

ESPN had this to say about Young:

Young is the ultimate shooter. He is a true shooting guard with deep range who especially likes to shoot three’s from either corner. He has great confidence in his shot and is not afraid to take the big one, and he usually makes it.

images“The Ultimate Shooter!…” Sounds like Young is a perfect fit in the Friar offense.  If he can keep his long range shot as sharp as it his he could600xPopupGallery be a great weapon for PC in the upcoming years.  Young’s verbal came as a bit of a surprise this fall and was accompanied by uncertainty about his commitment to PC over Houston, but we are really happy that Young is with us.  We feel like he is a classic PC recruit, who has been flying under the radar but is ready to take his game to the next level.  Hopefully, unlike other under the radar players, Young really does take it to the next level.  He could really be a great scorer for us.  But for now we wish Young a healthy and successful senior season, and we look forward to seeing him suit up for the Friars next year.  Welcome to the family Joseph Young.

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