Jewell Young

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Jewell Young
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Personal information
Born January 18, 1913
Hedrick, Indiana
Died April 16, 2003(2003-04-16) (aged 90)
Bradenton, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Lafayette, Indiana)
College Purdue (1935–1938)
Playing career 1938–1946
Position Forward
Career history
1938–1942 Indianapolis Kautskys
1942–1943 Oshkosh All-Stars
1946 Indianapolis Kautskys
Career highlights and awards

Jewell Young (January 18, 1913 – April 16, 2003) was an American basketball player. He was an All-American at Purdue University and an early professional.

Young played at Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana and played collegiately at nearby Purdue University for future Hall of Fame coach Ward "Piggy" Lambert. Young was a two-time consensus All-American at Purdue in 1937 and 1938. He led the Western Conference both years at 14.3 and 15.3 points per game respectively.[1]

Following the completion of his collegiate career, Young played professionally with the Indianapolis Kautskys of the National Basketball League until the Kautskys ceased operations in 1942 due to World War II. Young played one season with the Oshkosh All-Stars in 1942–43, then completed his NBL career with the Kautskys in 1946.[2] In his five NBL seasons, he averaged 7.8 points per game.[1] He was the league Rookie of the Year in 1938-39 and was an NBL All-Star in 1938-39 and in 1941-42[3] He later became a high school coach for 17 years for Southport High School in Indianapolis.[4]

Young was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1964.


  1. ^ a b Porter, David L. (2005). Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing. ISBN 0-313-30952-3. p. 527
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  4. ^ Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame profile, accessed November 10, 2010