December 19, 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Gordon Tech (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|2004||Panellinios BC (Greece)|
|2005||Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)|
|2006–2007||Minot SkyRockets (CBA)|
|2007||Cupes de los Pepines (Dominican Republic)|
|2007–2008||MAFC Budapest (Hungary)|
|2008–2009||Polonia Warsaw (Poland)|
|2009–2010||Elitzur Ramla (Israel)|
|2010–2011||Hod HaSharon (Israel)|
High school career
At Gordon Technical High School Young averaged 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He led Gordon Tech into the Illinois state tournament were they advanced to the Elite 8 but were eventually defeated by the eventual state champs. Jitim was named to the Chicago All-area team and gained All-State honors. As a junior Young averaged 18.7 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. Young was named to the Chicago All-Area team and All-State.. As a Sophomore Young led Gordon Tech with 14.5 points, to go along with 5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. Athlons Magazine rated him as one of the top 5 sophomore combo-guards in the country, also made the top 40 in the nation. His senior season he was named an USA Today All-American honorable mention, Street and Smith All-American, and a Blue Ribbon All-American. Young played in the Capitol Classic All-American game which is now called the Michael Jordan game in D.C. Jitim Young was also a part of the prestigious Five Star Basketball Camp "Wall of Fame." At 5-star which is scouted by the noted Howard Garfinkle, Young captured 2 all-star MVP awards in the NBA division, sportsmanship award, Best Defensive player, and Young led his team to a championship as a rising sophomore.
At Northwestern University Jitim Young was one of the top five freshmen scorers in the Big Ten Conference 2000–01 season. Sophomore year Young was vital in leading the Wildcats to a 16–13 record. He became Male Athlete of The Year at Northwestern, as well as Third Team All Big Ten selection as a junior, and his senior year Young was a First Team All-Big Ten performer and was honored to the All Big Ten tournament Team 2004. Young also made All-Tournament Team at the University of Texas El-Paso Christmas tournament (Sun Classic), and was named to the All-District Team.
Young finished his collegiate career ranked sixth on Northwestern's all-time scoring list with 1,521 points. Also ranks as the school's all-time leader in games started (117), and also ranks second in minutes played (3,849), second in steals (215), tied for second in games played (117), fifth in field goals made (548), sixth in three-point field goals made (108), and tenth in free throws made (317).
He led the team in scoring, rebounding, and steals in his senior (17.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 66 steals) and junior seasons (13.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 47 steals). Young was the only freshman starting in the Big Ten Conference when he suited up for Northwestern in 2000. He led Northwestern to 8 conference victories in his senior season, the first time since 1968.
Young was the only senior named to the 2004 first-team All-Big Ten as well as the 2004 All-Big Ten Tournament team.
Although having a stellar career with Northwestern and the Big Ten conference, Young was not drafted into the NBA. He worked out at many predraft camps and many coaches and scouts admired his hustle and work ethic but due to his size (6'2") and inconsistent shooting ability no teams took a chance on the guard. One predraft camp pitted Young against Big 10 rival and NBA lottery pick Devin Harris in which Young consistently shut him down defensively. Also in a pre-draft workout with Andre Iguodala Young displayed the talent and athleticism to compete at the NBA level. At Tim Grover's basketball facility in Chicago, Illinois, Young has shown the ability to standout on the court with NBA stars such as Shawn Marion, Dwyane Wade, Jamal Crawford and Corey Maggette. 
Started the 2004–05 season in Greece, playing in ten games with Panellinios. Averaged 9.8 points and 4.0 rebounds. Moved on to Dexia Mons-Hainaut in the Belgian League, averaging 12.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 21 games. Young Led Mons to the Final Four in the Belgium league playoffs. In 2006–07 Young played for the CBA's Minot Skyrockets playing in all 47 games averaging 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.8 assist and 2.5 steals. Young Led Minot to the second best record in the League. He has since signed with a team from the Dominican Republic where he played for the team in the finals. He will play the 2007–08 for MAFC Budapest in the Hungary League.
- 2004–05 Phoenix Suns Summer league, Panellinois Greece (Athens)/ Belgium Dexia Mons.
- 2005–06 San Antonio Spurs mini camp, Chicago Bulls (preseason) Veterans Camp. Young sustained an injury sidelining him the entire year.
- 2006–07 CBA: Minot SkyRockets, Dominican Republic Cupes (Santiago)
- 2007–08 Hungary (Budapest) MAFC Young was named All Hungarian honorable mention team averaging 20pts 5rebs 5asst and 4stls
- 2008–09 Polonia Warsaw (Poland)
- 2009-10 Elitzer Ramle (Israel) 18pts 6rebs 6asst 3stls
- 2010-11 Hod HaSharon (Israel) 22.0pts 5.8rebs 5.1asst 2.7stls