Alvin Young

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Alvin Young
No. 13 – Assigeco Casalpusterlengo
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueSerie A2 Gold Basket
Personal information
Born (1975-11-12) November 12, 1975 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Loughlin Memorial
(Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeMitchell College (1995–1997)
Niagara (1997–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–present
Career history
1999–2000Esperos Kallitheas
2000–2001Trenton Shooting Stars
2001Florida Sea Dragons
2001–2004Pallacanestro Reggiana
2004–2005Bnei HaSharon
2005–2006Strasbourg IG
2006Ironi Nahariya
2006–2007Orlandina Basket
2007–2009Pallacanestro Reggiana
2009–2010Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia
2010–2013Umana Venezia
2013–2014Scavolini Pesaro
2014–presentAssigeco Casalpusterlengo
Career highlights and awards

Alvin Young (born November 12, 1975) is an American expatriate professional basketball player.

Early life[edit]

Young was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.[1][2] He learned to play basketball at the church where his mother, Edna, worked.[3] Young tried out for the team every year he was in high school, but in all four years he was cut and did not make the final roster.[2][3] He graduated high school in 1995.

College career[edit]

Unsurprisingly, no NCAA Division I colleges recruited him, so Young attended Mitchell College, a junior college located in New London, Connecticut.[3] and played basketball on its team.

During his sophomore season, Young averaged an NJCAA Tournament record 43.6 points per game over five games, including a high of 54.[2][4] His head coach, Rich Conover, who was in his first season at the helm, was instrumental in guiding Young to play at Niagara University.[4] Young viewed Conover as an uncle, so he took that advice and enrolled at Niagara the following fall.[4]

The final two seasons of Young's NCAA eligibility were spent playing at the Division I institution. A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) shooting guard / small forward, he surpassed all expectations, and as a senior in 1998–99, Young led NCAA Division I in scoring at 25.1 points per game.[5] It was the highest scoring average for a player at Niagara since Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy averaged approximately 29 in 1969–70.[3] Young scored a career high 44 points against Siena, and that season he was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year.[2] He finished his two-year Division I career with 1,152 points, 306 rebounds, 151 blocks and 130 assists.[2]

Professional athletic career[edit]

Young was not selected in the 1999 NBA Draft, and thus his professional career overseas began.

He played for Strasbourg IG in France.[6]

In 2008–09 and 2009–10, Young played for the Italian club Pallacanestro Reggiana.[7]

As of the 2010–11 basketball season, Young plays for Umana Reyer in Italy.[8] In August 2013, he signed with Scavolini Pesaro.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alvin Young". ESPN. June 30, 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alvin Young". Sports Illustrated. 1999 NBA Draft Prospect Profile. 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Associated Press (February 13, 1999), "Young: points binge", Toledo Blade, p. 34, retrieved January 20, 2011
  4. ^ a b c Lewis, Brian (February 27, 1999). "Niagara Sharpshooter Living the Life". New York Post. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "Alvin Young player profile". Doudiz Basket. 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  7. ^ "ALVIN YOUNG basketball profile". Season: 2008–2009 (Italy). Eurobasket.com. 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "ALVIN YOUNG basketball profile". Season: 2010–2011 (Italy). Eurobasket.com. 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  9. ^ "Vuelle Pesaro signs Alvin Young". Sportando.net. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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