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 Rivals.com ... 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.