David Young (basketball)

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David Young
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Personal information
Born (1981-08-18) August 18, 1981 (age 35)
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
High school New Castle (New Castle, Pennsylvania)
College Xavier (2000–2003)
North Carolina Central (2003–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 2004–present
Position Swingman
Career history
2004–2005 Fayetteville Patriots
2005–2006 Scandone Avellino
2006 Budućnost Podgorica
2006–2007 Dinamo Sassari
2007 Criollos de Caguas
2007 Pau-Orthez
2008 Rethymno Aegean
2008–2009 Aisin Seahorses
2009 Scafati Basket
2010 Trikala 2000
2010–2011 Jilin Northeast Tigers
2011 San Miguel Beermen
2012 Cañeros de la Romana

David Young (born August 18, 1981) is an American basketball player who graduated from Xavier University and North Carolina Central University and was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2004 NBA Draft. He was signed to a contract but waived a month later, before he played in any NBA games. Young is a graduate of New Castle High School in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

He played the 2009-2010 season in Trikala 2000 in the Greek League. He has played professionally in Italy for Air Avellino (2005–2006) and Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A2, 2006–2007) and also in the Greek League with Rethymno. In 2007/08 season, he joined France's Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez.[1] Subsequent to his stint with the Seattle Sonics, David played for the NBA's Developmental League (D-League) where he finished the season second in scoring with 18.5ppg.[2] In March 2011, Young signed with a Philippine Basketball Association team, the San Miguel Beermen.[3]

David has a degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University. He has one daughter. He is also the brother-in-law of Leon Washington, who currently plays American Football and was a former player for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks but now a free agent.


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