Cameron Young

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Cameron Young
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Young at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April 2019.
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestchester (Los Angeles, California)
College
PositionShooting guard
Career highlights and awards

Cameron Young is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Quinnipaic Bobcats. He played two years at Arizona Western College prior to Quinnipaic. Young was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the 2018–19 season.

After a high school career at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, Young moved to junior college Arizon Western, where he was named first-team Arizona Community College Athletic Conference as a sophomore. Young signed with Quinnipiac as his four-year college.[1] Young's first season at Quinnipiac consisted of only six minutes as he found himself on coach Tom Moore’s bench.[2] He would later be granted another year of eligibility by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).[3]

Young's next season was saved as new head coach Baker Dunleavy inserted Young into the starting lineup. Young responded, averaging 18.8 points a game for the Bobcats and earning second-team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) honors.[2] Following his fifth year of eligibility being reinstated, Young entered the 2018–19 season as the leading returning scorer in the MAAC and a preseason first-team All-MAAC selection.[4] In a February 18, 2019 game, Young scored 55 points against Siena. The total marked a MAAC and Quinnipiac Division I record and was the most points scored in an NCAA Division I game since North Dakota State’s Ben Woodside scored 60 in 2008.[5] Young led the Bobcats to an 11–7 MAAC record and at the close of the season was named the MAAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-MAAC pick.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trio sign" (Press release). Arizona Western Matadors. May 11, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Riley, Lori (February 24, 2019). "Cam Young making most of an extra year and has Quinnipiac men's basketball on the upswing". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cameron Young Granted Extra Year of Eligibility by NCAA, Will Return for QU Men's Basketball in 2018-19" (Press release). Quinnipiac Bobcats. May 31, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rider Selected as Men's Basketball Preseason Favorite; Canisius' Reese Named Preseason Player of the Year" (Press release). Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. October 23, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Negley, Cassandra (February 18, 2019). "Quinnipiac's Cameron Young scores most points in D-I game since 2008". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Fuller, Jim (March 8, 2019). "Quinnipiac's Cameron Young named MAAC Player of the Year". New Haven Register. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "MAAC Men's Basketball Major Award Winners Announced" (Press release). Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.

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