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Joseph Young
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Joseph Young 1470037
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Yates HS
Other College: Houston
Experience: Transfer

Season Stats Career Stats

Named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, also earned first-team All-Pac-12 accolades ... Sporting News third-team All-America selection ... Named an honorable mention AP All-American ... Scored 745 points, tying for the most in UO single season history with Terrell Brandon (1990-91) ... Ends his two-year Oregon career with 1,388 points, which is the highest two year total in the program’s history ... That total puts him 16th on the career scoring list, just behind Luke Ridnour at 1,399 points (2000-03) ... Finished season second in the country and first in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (92.5 percent) in going 124-of-134, giving him the Oregon single season record ... Also set the Pac-12 and Oregon career free throw percentage marks at .900 (279-of-310) ... Was ninth in the country and first in the Pac-12 in scoring at 20.7 points per game ... Also was sixth in the conference in assists per game (3.8) ... Finished second in the Pac-12 in made 3-pointers at 91 (averaging 2.5 a game) ... Was an NABC District 20  first-team selection ... Played in all 80 minutes of UO’s two games in the NCAA Tournament and racked up 57 points - 27 in a win against Oklahoma State, and 30 in a loss to Wisconsin ... Pac-12 All-Tournament selection after scoring 74 points in three games at the Pac-12 Tournament ... The 74 points is the third-highest total in tournament history ... Scored 30 points and recorded seven rebounds in a win against Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament ... Netted 25 points and canned a 30-footer with 1.1 seconds remaining to get the win against Utah in the semifinals ... Led the team in scoring in the championship game against Arizona with 19 ... Scored 25 points or more in 12 different games on the season ... Was named  the Netscouts Player of the Week and the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play from Feb. 2-8 against the Washington schools ... With 26 points at USC, Young reached 25 points for the third-straight game ... That was the first time he has done that in his Duck career ... He scored 87 points from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11 ... Scored a season-high 32 points on three different occasions this year; in a win over Coppin State (11-14-14), in a loss at Washington State (1-15-15) and in a win at home over Washington (2-4-15) ... With 32 points against UW, Young surpassed 2,000 points in his collegiate career combined at Houston and Oregon ... Knocked down a jumper with a 25.6 seconds left in overtime to give Oregon the 68-67 win at Arizona State ... Also dished out a team-high seven assists ... Eclipsed the 1,000-point career mark as a Duck against USC when he scored 19 ... Tied his season high in points (32) and minutes (44) against Washington State on the road ... Produced 27 points in a home win over Oregon State, led the Ducks with 27 points including 5-of-6 from 3-point land ... Played a season-high 44 minutes and notched his first Oregon double-double (25 points, 11 rebounds) in an overtime win over UC Santa Barbara ... Netted 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win over Delaware State ... Notched 15 points, five assists and four rebounds in a win over Illinois ... Led all scorers against Coppin State with 32 points, also led both teams in assists (8) ... Scored 25 points in the first half against Coppin State, was 75% from beyond the arc (6-of-8) ... Named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-50.

Second-team all-Pac-12 selection ... Pac-12 all-tournament selection ... With 643 points, provided Oregon’s fifth-best total for points in a season ... Also made 155 free throws, which ranked seventh best in Oregon history ... Led the team in scoring (643/18.9 points per game), minutes (1,059/31.1 per game), field goals made (206), 3-point field goals made (76), free throws made (155) and steals (44) ... Scored in double-figures in 30-of-34 games, led the team in scoring 18 times and scored 20-plus points in 14 games ... Finished as the Pac-12’s second-leading scorer, while ranking first in free throw percentage ... Led UO in scoring in both Pac-12 Tournament games, tallying 19 points against Oregon State and 29 against second-seeded UCLA without a single turnover ... Went 18-of-29 from the floor on the tournament ... Followed that with a strong NCAA Tournament performance with 19 points in the second round victory over BYU and 29 against Wisconsin ... Ranked first in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (.881), making 155-of-176 on the season ... Made 86-of-91 FT (.945) attempts in Pac-12 play ... Ranked third in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made (76) and fifth in 3FG percentage (.415) ... Became the first UO newcomer to open with three straight 20-plus scoring efforts since Tajuan Porter (2006-07) ... Set a Matthew Knight Arena record, scoring a career-high 36 points against Western Carolina after making 15-of-16 free throw attempts ... Had four remarkable performances at the FT line, making 16-of-17 against California, 15-of-16 against Western Carolina, 12-of-12 against Georgetown and 10-of-10 against UCLA ... Scored a team-high 29 points against California ... Set another Matthew Knight Arena record with six steals against USC to go along with 21 points ... Scored a game-high 24 points in victory over Georgetown ... Netted 25 points in overtime win versus BYU ... Led Ducks with 24 points and four assists against Morgan State ... Scored a game-high 25 points against UCLA, making 6-of-11 from the floor and 10-of-10 from the free throw line ... After scoring 12 points against San Francisco, Young joined the 1,000 point club after just two seasons and four games as a junior ... Scored 29 points at Arizona State, all of which came in the second half, on 11-of-22 shooting ... His 11 field goals made ranked as a career-high ... Scored a game-high 25 points in a Civil War victory, shooting at a 8-of-15 mark with four boards and four assists ... Made 7-of-12 to score 18 points with two assists in victory over Washington on Feb. 20 ... Scored 16 points in the second half and 18 for the game in win over WSU on Feb. 24 ... Scored 26 points in double-overtime victory at UCLA, followed by 16 points against USC two days later.

An all-Conference USA and a USBWA all-District VII selection for Houston ... prolific scorer nearly reached 1,000 career points in just two seasons at Houston ... Averaged 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 62 contests for the Cougars ... excellent shooter hit 44.0 percent from the field, 40.2 from three-point range and 86.6 from the free throw line ... As a sophomore (2012-13), led Houston and ranked second in the league at 18.0 points per game ... Topped team and placed third in the league with a 87.5 free throw percentage ... Ranked among the C-USA leaders in three-point field goals per game and three-point field goal percentage ... Scored 20 or more points during six consecutive games late in the season capped by a career best 32 points at Tulane (13-for-13 from the free throw line) ... Also recorded a season high nine assists against the Green Wave. Was a Conference USA all-Freshman selection in 2011-12 ... Led the Cougars and ranked among the Conference USA top-10 individual leaders in three-point field goal percentage (38.2) and three-point field goals made per game (1.8) ... Finished third on the team with 11.3 points per game ... redshirted his first year at Houston (2010-11).

Lettered for head coach Greg Wise at Yates High School ... Parade All-America Third-Team selection as a senior in 2009-10) ... Texas Gatorade Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year ... Class 4A Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team member ... Averaged 27.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 3.8 assists per game to help lead the Lions to their second straight state championship ... Teamed with current Duck Damyean Dotson to lead team to a perfect 34-0 record and the No. 1 national ranking in final polls from USA Today, MaxPreps and ... Honored as the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game and the T-Mobile Invitational in Alabama ... Scored 43 points during the T-Mobile Invitational championship game, including 24 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter. Helped lead Lions to the first of back-to-back Class 4A state championships as a junior (2008-09).

Born Joseph Michael Young in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Michael and Tina Young ... Father, Michael, ranks as the third-leading scorer in Houston history and is one of five players to have his jersey number retired by the school ... Major is sociology.

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